From the author: When Calony wakes up in the middle of a snowstorm, she has no idea where she is or how she got there. The shapeshifter Kestrin and wanderer Yaphen go with her on a journey to find out the secrets of her past. Answers which, in the end, may not be entirely welcome.
It was cold. So cold that the girl could hardly feel anything except a dull ache in her hands and feet. Something squawked in front of her and she was startled enough to open her eyes. A beady silver-grey eye stared at her. The jackdaw flapped its dark wings and hopped backward as she waved her arm to scare it off. The limb felt heavy and far away, as if it belonged to someone else. She let it fall and closed her eyes again.
The next time she opened them it was to warmth. A heavy cloak had...