Kariss is struggling, her past is vague and her future uncertain. London is not a place to live, alone and afraid. When a strange old woman suddenly offers her a change, Kariss eagerly accepts.
The ancient goddess Cailleach knows Kariss. It was she who brought her to this world and hid her memories. Here, long ago, the Romans were victorious, Britannia endured and Albion’s gods had been driven to obscurity. There could be no safer place to hide someone so important.
Now though Kariss must return to Albion. She might not remember yet but she is the joint heir to the Brigante throne. Her rival, Martaani has already arrived; she has the Romans behind her and will stop at nothing to win back all that her ancestor, Cartimandua lost.
Many years ago, the gods were complacent. They did not understand the dangers of the Romans. They will not make the same mistake again.
As Kariss learns the secret of her life and the destiny prophesied at her birth, will she find the strength to endure all that the gods must put her through?