Troy finally has what he always wanted, a place where he belongs. Vilda and Sannah are like sisters to him, and through them, he has a place in their Dreughan family. There is nothing he wouldn’t do for his family, he’s already killed for them and he would do it again, without remorse.
The Waterfolk called for a meeting to discuss how to end the war that never ends, and Troy is eager to go. He wants take a look at Valerian of the Waterfolk, the man that could be his half-brother, but it turns out to be more complicated than he thought. The Waterfolk seem to recognize him immediately, and neither Troy nor his family can understand why.
As a part of the negotiations, it is decided that a group of Dreughan will visit Pantano, the main village of the Waterfolk, and Troy is going with them. It soon becomes clear to him that, whether he likes it or not, he has more than one family.
Then Troy has to do everything he can to protect his families. If he succeeds, then it would help ending the war, but it looks like he will have to pay a high price.