When Ava followed her brother out of their tiny Lamanite village, she didn't know he was going to stay gone. Now she's stuck in a tiny Nephite village, tucked in among her enemies. Her last hopes of going home are gone when Tec becomes betrothed to a Nephite girl. Ava's looking at a lonely future--when she's not stealing glances at Darius, the only Nephite man who is not as ugly as a dog. But Darius disappears a lot. His family wants to know where he goes and what he does. And they want Ava to find out.