After their adventures against the Exiles, Sara and Trex find themselves back in their separate daily routines for better or worse. But life does not stand still... Sara is handed an unprecedented opportunity by Sage Filfia, while Trex finishes his exams and enters his first year of national service. Trex’s family must also face growing difficulty as his halfling cousin Zea gets more unfavorable attention from the more conservative elements of the Anthro Lion Empire. But a hastily organized mercy mission to the dangerous lands of the Bear Clans will see the two youngsters paths cross again. This one mission will not only have a deep impact on those involved, but set actions in motion that will impact on whole societies.