Twins Bowman and Kestrel have saved their family and the rest of the Manth people from slavery, and helped bring about the downfall of the cruel city-state of the Mastery. Now, led by their mother, the prophetess, they are free to seek their promised land.
But the journey is long and hard, filled with many dangers, enemies, distractions, and temptations. And each of the travelers is preoccupied with his or her own worries. Hanno Hath, Bowman and Kestrel's father, is troubled as his beloved wife weakens as they draw close to the promised land. As well, he must bolster the endurance of the often doubting and disgruntled Manth people. Bowman is torn between his attraction to Sisi, a former princess, and his mission as he perceives it: to sacrifice himself for the people. Kestrel also feels a pull toward something — but for some reason, she cannot envision her life beyond the journey.
The conclusion to the award-winning Wind on Fire trilogy.