The road to becoming a Doan warrior is a long one.
While Cam must face distrust and long days of training, he also attracts the interest of Uelia, the beautiful Festival Master of High Home.
His acts of bravery swell his fame and the jealousy of his brother. With winter approaching, the people of High Home decide to cross the Long Dark to see what’s on the other side.
What they find splits the Doans and the people of High Home, and Cam and his new mother are faced with an awful choice: leave the people of High Home to suffer or flee with their Doan companions to find their people?