Queen Aridne gives birth to twins, a girl and a boy. But, Aridne refuses even to look at her daughter and has her thrown out, together with her Midwife Raveni. Gregorian, the court wizard and head of Askabet, takes her and the child is hidden by a family somewhere far away. But, with nine years of age, the life of Mianda changes rapidly and she has to find her way to Askabet. Her only friends at this time are Boomer the rat and Firehoof the centaur. Eventually she reaches her destination, but, is she safe there?