A burning need to see his homeland restored to its former glory leads Aluride to make an irreversible decision. He then sets out on what might be a deadly mission.
Thera longs for beauty and wishes to deepen her friendship with Aluride. But she hesitates to go along with his plan, until she sees the long, titian tresses she could possess. Throwing caution to the deep, Thera joins Aluride on his daring undertaking.
Struggling to overcome their need for hosts, equipment, supplies, labor, and even their own unaccustomed desires they forge ahead. Will it finally be possible to raise the continent of Atlantis?