After a thousand years in space, the Eden colonists have finally found a world to call their own—if they can survive it.
With one side constantly drenched in light, the colonists’ new world seems like their best option to begin again, and most don’t question what happened to its previous inhabitants. A thousand years of searching has made them impatient to start fresh, but theirs isn’t the first attempt to colonize this world, and they aren’t alone.
To celebrate their new beginning, the Prem’yera decree a bonding between Wylie, the lowest-caste girl, and their son, Finn. On the eve of their bonding, Wylie discovers a dragon and unwittingly unleashes a killer—or so it would seem.
Exiled to the dark side of the world, Wylie is left to die—a reality Finn refuses to accept. Surrounded by enemies hiding among friends, Finn is no longer sure who he can trust, or who should be saved first—Wylie, his people, or himself.