Sixty years after The Shattered Veil, light is returning to fallen Malora. Both Ganebra and the Geophorians are fading into legend along with the ruins of advanced civilization.
Isen Layel is a young woman who believes she has lost everything. She was born into a desolate and barren world and has no hope for any future for either herself or for her people. The recent death of her beloved Torin has thrown her even further into despair and she has little desire to discover a purpose for her life.
Just as Isen is ready to surrender herself to misery, the immortal Aulor Bethel arrives to offer her a task. He and his companions have searched for six decades for any survivors of the Tenjeri people, and Isen may be his last chance of finding them. The legendary Tenjeri city of Trieskel is rumored to lie across the ocean of Ara. Will they find it, or is Trieskel as frozen and forgotten as Isen's heart?