Catharen is looking for something, but she doesn't know what it is. Her world is not empty, after all: for several years she lives the life of a princess, with family, friends, and all the things that she could want. But as her fortune turns, she begins to lose all that made her what she was. Finding herself alone, Catharen begins to search. The search takes Catharen from her childhood home in the far eastern mountains of the kingdom, to the throne of the kingdom itself; from the highest tower where she watches the horizon, to her garden where she digs in the dirt; into her dreams where she learns that all is not what it seems; and to a land far away, yet perhaps closer to home than she had ever imagined.