Watching Sarai leave the village in tears was hard enough for Darius, but now everyone thinks it's his fault. Stung by embarrassment and tired of disapproving village women and their wary daughters, Dare joins a group of spies loyal to the Chief Judges. But his new work takes him to dark places he wishes he'd never seen, and lately, he's not so sure he isn't turning into the person he's been pretending to be. When Ava followed her brother out of their tiny Lamanite village, she didn't know he wasn't planning to return. Stranded in the northern lands, she can't go home, and she won't make a life for herself among the enemies she hates. Lost in the strange culture and foreign words, Ava's looking at a lonely future-when she isn't stealing glances at Darius, the only Nephite who isn't uglier than a mangy dog. But Dare disappears a lot. He has secrets, dark ones she can see in his eyes. His family wants to know where he goes. And they want Ava to find out.