About the BookOrphaned and raised by wolves, Firekeeper is at home in the wild as well as closer to her wolf companion, Blind Seer, than she ever could be to a human. Now one of the sentient Wise Beasts requires their help. The jaguar Truth's gift of prophecy has driven her mad and separated her from her spirit, but a voice in her head urges her to bring Firekeeper to open a door and thereby be made whole again. More curious than anything else, Firekeeper and Blind Seer respond to Truth's summons. They discover evidence of possible sorcery and ties to firsthand acquaintances of theirs who have a serious interest in prohibited ancient magic. They agree to find out what evil those people may be up to. Evil may be closer than they think, for Truth, although restored to herself, still hears the voice. As this quest that flirts with tedium continues, Truth becomes ever more convinced that the voice may well belong to the Meddler, who has a reputation for being very dangerous indeed.