The shae are crafty, tricky and sneaky almost like goblins, at least that's how humans see them. They've been discriminated against for years, as their abilities let them take the form of any animal. Living in the streets was their only home, with no jobs and no one wiling to help them. With two kingdoms in an ongoing war, it's hard for shae to leave Locmore at all.
Sabella's father was taken from her to be forced to battle in the war leaving her to her own devices. Living in Locmore's capital city, Helanor has taught Sabella where it's safe for a shapeshifter and where it's not. She's content in living her life the way it is, working for meals on merchant day and sleeping in corners where no kingsman can find her.
When she gets the push she needs to leave Locmore and start a new life in the neighbouring kingdom she finally realised that she can live a life of freedom, the only question is will she take it?