Saria Baggins is half human, half dwarf and has spent as much of her life as she can remember living in the Shire. A place she is thankful for, but eager to leave; always dreaming of living one of the adventures she has spent her life reading about in books. She has no friends other than Bilbo Baggins, and she would leave in a heartbeat if the opportunity were ever to present itself.
Her father was killed in battle when she was fifty years old. Given that she has the longer life of the dwarves, she looked to all to be a young teenager. No one would take her seriously, but her good friend Bilbo Baggins made the courageous decision to adopt her. He needed someone to leave his home to, and they had been friends his entire life, though she is fifteen years his senior.
One day, a strange wizard arrives at Bag-end, and offers Bilbo a chance to join him on an adventure. Much to Saria's dismay he declines. He returns later with a company of dwarves on a quest to reclaim a lost homeland. They asked Bilbo to join them, and help them, but he refuses. So Saria volunteers to go in his place. Though many of the dwarves are skeptical, it becomes obvious very quickly that she is more than capable of taking care of herself.
As the quest continues, Saria proves herself a true asset several times over, she also grows very close to a certain blond Dwarf prince, but unfortunately they simply do not have the option of a fairy-tale love story. The road they walk is a perilous one, they balance on the edge of a knife. One wrong move will mean death for the entire company. When they find themselves back in Erebor, his uncle's dragon sickness will force them to make impossible choices; and there is a war brewing.
Will they be able to bring everyone together and save their people?
Or will it cost them everything?
Including each other?