Jilene is different. Her unique ability to communicate with
animals sets her apart from the pragmatic people of her
homeworld Daecor. All her life she has been forced to hide her
gift, to disguise her true self. But everything is about to change.
She meets Rayell, who appears to be an animal, but is in reality a
kidnapped sentient from another world. Jilene rescues Rayell.
Joined by Hirel, a member of an elite troubleshooting
organization, they escape their pursuers only to find themselves
trapped on the Emerald Plain
The Plain, a highly restricted zone forbidden to outsiders, has
dangers of its own, including werecats and Wanderfolk, the
fierce itinerant inhabitants. All is not well on the Emerald Plain.
There has been a disturbance in the pattern of things. The
Wanderfolk need help --- help only Jilene and Rayell can
In trying to help Rayell and the Wanderfolk, Jilene will need to
call upon every scrap of courage she possesses. She will have to
learn to trust in herself and in others. Ultimately, she will have to
die to her past to save her future and the future of those she