It is your omen, only you know its meaning. To me, it is but another star in the night."
Expelled from his native land as a young man and facing death from exposure, Grandfather is rescued by beings of the sky and transported to a world of strange beasts, powerful women, violent men, and telepathic ‘demons’. He meets a hoarder of secrets, a master of ancient wisdom, and sweet Lyta, a visionary and dreamer. Although he is absorbed into this new society, Grandfather is haunted by a desire to return home, so he learns divination, practices dreaming, and scours the landscape for a route back to the valley of his birth, until at last he learns the value of all things unseen, learns to let go of desire, and remembers who he is.