Olara, the leader of the Claw Clan, has known only war her entire life. Vengeance, like the artificial world she lives in, has circumscribed her every thought and action. When Ketzhura, her worst enemy takes Olara to the star-filled darkness below the ground, she offers her an opportunity: Olara's people can learn to fly among the stars as they did hundreds of years ago. All Olara has to do is put her hatred aside, betray her duty to obtain revenge, and accept friendship with Ketzhura. But whatever she chooses, there will be war.