The only person left in her life, her cruel uncle, abandons safety measures exposing her to deepening dangers. Dark forces, including the sudden appearance of a menacing stranger, relentlessly move against her. In an astonishing turn, gloom and treachery are pierced with a shining new hope. Lissy discovers she can converse with the birds and ride the wind. Unleashing these abilities summons mysterious strangers who profess to be helping Lissy. How can she tell who is a friend, and who is an enemy? Will she be strong enough to confront her fears and make a safe haven in her world?