The Ancient, the
strange, living fire imprisoned at the heart of the world, has
grown tired of its cage. Jetta ak'Kal, the most talented
Firedancer of her generation, is haunted by the memory of her
failure in the Dance that controls it, a failure that took the
life of her beloved, her reputation, and her confidence.
Asked to protect a village that has never
known fire, Jetta must battle both their prejudices and her
growing certainty that the Ancient has learned to think. Worse,
the village is full of Windriders, who control the very element
Fire needs to live: air itself.
With the Dance itself failing,
Jetta and her untried new partner must form an unprecedented
alliance to stop the Ancient from rising . . . or watch the whole
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