In this story we meet Ilyenna, daughter of Otec from Of Ice and Snow. Ilyenna is a healer and clanmistress, so she is a very important figure in the clan. There has been an attack and the men leave to go help out the neighboring village. When they return there are many wounded and the town becomes flooded with injured from the other village. The danger makes it's way to Ilyenna's village and everything just sort of goes to hell from there. This story is A LOT darker and way more violent than Of Ice and Snow, but it is just as good, there is a ton of action. The ending kind of messed me up a little bit though, I can't decide if I liked it or not, but I am sure there is a reason for it because this author has built this incredible world and everything happens for a reason, so I am sure there was a point to that. I do recommend reading this book!