Denni Johnson’s failed Ascension has stripped her of the knowledge that would have been given to the One of All Sacred; she has all the psionic powers, but knows nothing of the history behind them. She must learn on her own, both on Earth and on the mysterious and beautiful homeworld of Trisanda. Her friend Amna remains steadfastly beside her, though she too must face her own past.
No one in Bridgetown has remained unaffected. ARU special agents Caren Johnson and Alec Poe must both come to terms with their new status as twin-spirited cho-nyhndah. Caren fears she will lose her individuality and perhaps her sanity to the constantly battling souls. Poe is afraid of what he already knows to be the truth about his own ‘cold’ spirits. Matthew Davison, leader of Vigil, is losing grip with a constantly changing reality. And Sheila and Nick, Caren and Poe’s second team, have been summoned repeatedly to South City, where strange unseen events have been taking place.
Behind it all is a strong and fearful presence, a long-forgotten chaotic deity named Saisshalé. He responds to the One of All Sacred the only way he knows how: by negating every move she makes.