Alaer is part of the Siton pack, living amongst wolves who are descendants of the ten legendary figures in history. Her ancestor is Akeri, and she is the only one in the pack related to him. As it turns out, she may be the only one left in the world to be related to him. When a member of the Oratala comes to the pack calling for Alaer's death - which will wipe out Akeri's line forever - she finds herself losing grasp on reality.
Caught up in a blood feud that dates back to Akeri's time, she becomes the unwilling victim of the tide that sweeps her to her doom.