Daphne Corsair lives in a world where death, poverty, and war are at the heart of life. The Empire is no friend to her; she lost her father at the age of seven, and one of the bright stars that make life worth living--her twin brother, Benedict--is kidnapped on the eve of their fifteenth birthday. Daphne embarks on a quest to rescue Benedict from the clutches of the Empire's scientists. However, Daphne is young and inexperienced, and must avoid both the Empire's forces and the hoards of warlords, slave traders, pirates, and bandits that prey on her people. Will she find her brother in time to save him from becoming a mindless drone on the fields of battle? Or is Daphne doomed toil as a slave for the remainder of her miserable existence?
Kendra has been having dreams of a young woman trapped in a shadowy room. Who is this girl and why is Kendra dreaming about her? She goes on a quest for answers.