All her life Clara had been a follower. Her thoughts weren't important, her opinions were trivial. Especially when compared to her best friend Kai. But one cold spring morning, when her friend is stolen from her, Clara's world comes to a shattering halt.
Dead, the adults whispered when they thought she couldn't hear. Kidnapped, Clara whimpered back, though she could barely believe it herself. Despite her insecurities, she cannot deny the growing certainty that Kai is alive somewhere and is in need of help. Finding strength she never knew she had, Clara heads out into the world to rescue her friend.
Through seemingly unending forests, traveling gardens, and other worlds both above and below, Clara fights her way to the truth of what has happened to Kai. The harder she searches for answers, the more she finds what she needs in the most unlikely of places.