On a forgotten colony planet at the edge of settled space, every person with strange talents is required to serve in the temples of the Ancestors. Hanja, more heretic than priestess, has spent decades on the run. After years of a safe but boring life in remote Vallejo village, her peace is shattered when the temple mistakes her daughter for herself and arrests her. Hanja sets on the long road to the capital city in pursuit.
The perils of such a journey are many and every day brings new complications. Can Hanja pull off this rescue? Or will the politics of a failing province on an isolated world destroy her family?