As Aisling Lorrah enters her first semester at the University of Montana, she wants thing more than to fit in seamlessly. Sadly, one seems to understand her family traditions and profound familial connection with the Crow Indian people. It is only after she is given a challenging class assignment that the mysterious forces of past and present collide and send Aisling on a journey through time that will change her forever. Assigned to write a paper describing her family s philosophy and beliefs, Aisling s research leads her straight to Willow, an enigmatic ancestor who both believed in and rebelled against her family s values. But when Aisling discovers something dark and frightening lurking in the shadows, she soon finds her spirit and personal safety in jeopardy. In a potent struggle between her family s magic and the sinister threat to her life, she turns to two parallel sources of powerful and ancient kwledge for the answers. In this poignant tale, what Aisling finds in her search for the truth will illuminate her path forward into an unexpected revelation and a new view of the world.