The slums of Osovo are deadly for the young "gutter rats" who scamper across the rooftops to avoid the hazards of the streets.
Sansha, one of the older "rats" at the tender age of twelve, and her familiar, Nara, return to the slums to find their friend, Leafe, who can neither survive nor function on his own after a beating left him with the mind of a five-year-old child.
Foremost in Sansha's mind is the need to find her friend.
A close second? Staying alive long enough to reach the safety of the protective arms of the Aramis Cantus.
Travel to Eswein, an elaborately crafted world stuffed with adorable and irresistible fantasy familiars and richly developed characters you'd love to call friend.