Artemisia is different. Whispers follow her wherever she goes. Her stepmother Odette tells her that she is blessed. Others speak of her being cursed.
They say that she is evil, afterall she was born with no heartbeat, so how is she alive? Her hair is a silvery-white, unique in a land where brown and black prevail. She has a pale birthmark on her wrist in the shape of a crescent moon.
But there is another reason why they avoid her. She has magic, something outlawed eons ago. Anyone found possessing magic must be killed. She can command the air and water, at best when the moon is full.
So when someone in her home of Eikis, betrays her to the guards, she must flee. Lost, frightened, alone she runs into Oíche, a strange boy that is running too. He draws her in with his cool green eyes, charcoal hair and icy demeanour. But he is hiding something, the question is what?
But she must trust him as he knows how to survive, he has been running for a long time.