Extraordinary things don't happen to fourteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabil, a talented weaver who dreams about life outside of her tiny village. But that all changes when a mysterious young wizard named Wayland North appears and asks for Sydelle's help. He's got a shocking secret that could stop a war between kingdoms ... if he can reach the capital with the news in time.
As Sydelle and Wayland race against the clock to deliver their message, they must contend with wild weather and a dark wizard who will do anything to stop them. But the sudden earthquakes and freak snowstorms may not be a coincidence. And as Sydelle discovers more about North's past and her own strange abilities, she realises that the fate of the kingdom may rest in her fingertips.