Back at The Firstwood, Ember has gone missing. Ashala needs to find her, but if Ember doesn’t want to be found, it’s going to take a group effort to make it happen. Ember has secrets that she thinks will cast her out from The Tribe, and what Ashala learns leaves her rethinking her entire world.
Still told mostly from Ashala’s perspective, the reveal about Ember, her past and how this relates the battle The Tribe are facing and their very existence is a very unexpected twist. I loved that as Ashala was recalibrating to the new information, so was I. I couldn’t put the book down, wanting to see how they could navigate these changes.