Vivian Debaussigeh is a seventeen-year-old orphan growing up among her father's people, the Anishnabeh, when she receives a letter inviting her to visit her mother's planet of New Dawn. She leaps at the chance to unravel the mystery of her unknown past. But once Vivian arrives on New Dawn, nothing is as she had expected. Discovering a society of magic and deadly intrigue, Vivian becomes the target of kidnappers, murderers--and aristocrats who want to use her as a pawn. Can Vivian master her hidden talents in time to escape her pursuers--and to create a place for herself in this new world?