Emano, a young hearth keeper, is a worker of the great flames. His job is to keep the great fire alive through summer, and through the harsh winter. As he works he discovers that he can sense future events by looking into the fire. When a girl is found in the forest, Emano helps her and they become good friends. When Emano tells Kinh about seeing things in the fire she remembers seeing a carving in an abandoned temple in the woods that show somone seeing pictures in a flame. Emano and Kinh must look, but find themselves in terrible danger. When all hope seemed lost, a light shone, coming from the end of their tunnel. A burner.