This is the first vel in the series and begins in relatively primitive times. The world is called Tarra and that portion where she lives is called the Greenway, a land of rolling hills and forests. A group of druwids look after the well-being of the people who live here. Organized into Circles of Seven, these people have a profound love of Nature. Follow how the six year old Elizabeth Stanton grows up and becomes the leader of her Circle. When she and her Circle have finally graduated from their ten year course of studies, they are given the task of traveling about the world in search of ways and means of stopping the invasion of the Centurions from a southern land called Megalos. They travel through the Lands of the Seven Sea Princes which are currently being invaded and conquered. Two of the three alien groups, the grey giants and the giant mantis creatures, are uncovered in this first vel, though their purposes on the world are as yet unkwn. This vel follows her exploits until her body is killed, while she trying to reason with an insane king. Now once more free of a body, she is given a new task and body by the founder of the druwid movement, charged with finding out all she can about the Great Messiah who has recently been born and reputedly is to save his people in Juda Arad from the Centurions.