This novel takes place ten years after Hauron of the Eleven. Shaylae and Mika now have two children and are living peacefully in Utah. After a disturbing vision, Shaylae learns that an evil woman named Istas is attempting to destroy Nashota, Shaylae’s distant ancestor. Nashota is the woman who returned with a large group of people back to Tal'el'Dineh, the original home of the Navajo. Shaylae decides to travel back in time to the late 16th Century to the time of Nashota’s birth in order to protect her. Even though she succeeds, Shaylae realizes that the fight is far from over, also realizing that Istas is a far more powerful foe than any she has so far encountered. For the first time in her life, Shaylae has real misgivings about whether or not she can succeed in defeating Istas's unthinkable plans for the future of not just the Dineh, but for the Holy Ones themselves.