Mina, Thia and Kiara have lived in a quiet corner of Five Corners all their lives. It’s always been a dull existence but now dead children are suddenly appearing. Innocent young ones who have been killed for no apparent reason. No reason that is except for the tiny Mark they each bore on their little shoulders. A Mark that all three of the sisters also have. A Mark their adopted mother refuses to discuss. A Mark they thought was unique to just themselves.
Kiara’s suspicions grow as the tiny Inn they call home is suddenly overrun with outsiders from all walks of life. Strangers, soldiers and Elders who all seem to know more about what is happening than the girls do.
When Mina is attacked by a vile creature in the forest, the sisters are faced with a shattering secret their mother has kept from them for years. As danger closes in around them, they are forced from their home and must put their trust in the hands of strangers.
With more questions than answers, Kiara finds herself separated from everyone she loves and reliant on an Outlander who has spent too much time in army. She doesn’t trust Caedmon but she needs him if she has any hope of being reunited with her sisters and learning what the Mark might mean.