This novella is our first introduction to Dindornes, a former Darsini colony, where the landscape is vast and the people resourceful. Paranormals are a vital asset to a small population carving out an existence in a bountiful but often dangerous land.
Derzo Einan wanted to help people, and for fifteen years he rescued others from fires, floods and natural disasters. But in the aftermath of a horrific event, he’s left unable to help anyone, not even himself, his gift of empathy now more of a curse and his career in tatters. Running from his demons, Einan finds refuge in a big city, discovering an underclass of helpless hopeless people even worse off than himself—and another soul as troubled and damaged as him. In saving one more person, will he find his own salvation?