Before there was a history, the sun goddess Navora visited a moon within her realm that held primitive ocean life. She dipped her staff of power into the primordial sea and stirred. Pleased with what she had wrought, she departed, not at all troubled that a divine spark had touched two small dying sea creatures.
Recruited by an ancient race, a group of people from Earth colonize the lovely planet Ose in a far corner of the galaxy. Thirty-two years after the Founders settle the unanticipated happens. A small asteroid hits on the edge of the continent instantly throwing them into a "nuclear winter" weather pattern. Struggling to survive, the young culture slips ever nearer to a survival-of-the-fittest world. In this climate of hardship, Marisily comes of age. She flees for her life after watching her mother die. Unexpectedly, she discovers the cave in which she seeks refuge was a hidden Ancient's shelter and the secrets within it reveal that she is a sage.
"Not my cup of tea"
A virulent disease sweeps through the Sawblen Province. The source is unknown. As hundreds fall victim, the healers race to contain it and find a cure before it engulfs the realm, but a would-be healer complicates the situation by concocting dangerous drugs. While the officials are distracted, a counterfeiter takes advantage of the events. Credentials and money are faked, putting several lives in peril and resulting in deaths.
"Giant leap forward"
Erin's parents are murdered and she can sense that same malevolent energy hunting her down. With little time to grieve, Erin is forced into hiding and discovers an unusual ability she's never had before - she can talk to animals! With the help of her new found animal companions, she eludes the killer. Disguising herself as a boy, she joins the Autumn Gathering and is able to concentrate on the questions she needs to solve: Who killed her parents? Why are they trying to kill her, too?
A tale that spans centuries On the planet Ose, Erin and her sage companions have managed to stop their world's destruction. Life is starting to return to normal. Or is it? Artifacts that mysteriously disappeared five centuries before lure people from a lost population. That forgotten incident has unknowingly set in motion events that could mean the death of a sage. With the blizzard of the century whipping through the realm, the dominoes are falling faster. Can the sages overcome deep set prejudices and distrust to prevent war?
Before Bure, Wras, and Targ were caught for the murders of eight people, their killing spree had damaged a delicate balance that the sages fear they can't rectify. With too few sages alive, the planet is beginning to slide back to a primordial state! Earthquakes and storms rock their world as the sages frantically search for answers to fix the problem before they and the planet are destroyed.