Townsman thief-for-hire, Darien North, survives a crash landing when his airship explodes over hostile Woodsman territory. He even manages to ingratiate himself to members of the tribe that finds him, including a beautiful girl with wild hair and deadly archery skills. For the first time in his life, Darien starts to feel at home. But his happiness is cut short when the Town’s commissioner blackmails him into stealing a secret heirloom from the Woodsman tribes.
After years of being a loner, Darien is forced to choose between competing loyalties: friends or family, woods or town. And when he learns of an old, deadly weapon that could put all of humanity at risk, he must decide what—or whom—he’s willing to sacrifice to save them all.