At the Southern tip of the land of Cathenia, the great River Serpantine surges through the lush City of Cathos, home to Alya, the beautiful new apprentice to the Chief Priestess, Gabriella.
Having never left the peaceful city, or known anyone else to do so, Alya often wonders what lies to the north. Yet with the demands of her new role, her passion for the ancient martial art, ‘Sythe’ and her lonely mother living nearby, her prospects seem bound to the city.
Yet just one month into the rulership of the young King Manose, a challenge befalls the land, unlike any seen before. When the beloved river Serpantine falters and with it, communications throughout the kingdom, Alya finds herself part of a select expedition group, entrusted with a vital mission. She must journey to the source of the Serpantine River, high in the Galaticus mountain range, in the hope of restoring the waters to shining glory.
As concerns heighten of a mysterious, toxic river plant and buried emotions surface, along with unexpected danger, can Alya overcome her greatest challenge? Can they restore the life-blood to the land?