Millie, a Ddrymmian Sting baby, has always dreamt of exploring the realms of StoryEarth beyond her homeland. Fed up with her community, with all its superstitions and endless ceremonies, she craves the glamour and prestige of the Preservation Precinct.
Naïve about what that glamour conceals, and disobeying her family, Millie moves to the Preservation Precinct and proves herself worthy—until the unthinkable happens. Millie is ambitious in a land that favors humility. When she rises, she ruins everything. By the time she finally understands what’s important, will she survive to do something about it?