A man cannot escape the blood that runs in his veins. Sooner or later that seed which is in us comes to fruition, that heritage we bear begins to rule us. Perhaps, if they had not told me, I might have grown old before the foul blood I bear made itself known in me, and forced me to turn my back on the light. Now I do know, and I will find out just what powers this inheritance brings, and how I may wield them. You may not be so ready, then, to call me brother.
After years of relative peace, shadows gather again over Sevenwaters. Trouble is brewing and leaders are being called into strategic alliances to defend their land. Even those in the heart of the forest are not safe.
Of the three children of Sevenwaters, it is not golden-haired Niamh or the young heir Sean, but Liadan, Sean’s twin, with her gift of Sight and her mother’s talent for healing, who seems to hold the key. Liadan’s path is not an easy one. She must journey into the shadowy world of the Painted Man and his followers, and walk a fine line between right and wrong if she is to succeed.
But will Liadan sacrifice her own chance of happiness in order to ensure the prophecy is fulfilled?