Shuna, adopted human daughter of Wolfrider-chief Cutter, strives to fit in with her new family. Idealistic and brave, she embarks on a quest to unite elf- and humankind, even as elfin smith Treestump works to master the mysteries of the forge in the long-abandoned troll tunnels. Can a lone human girl be the link between two mistrustful races? Can Treestump realize his dream to forge a sword while a new and lurking menace threatens? Two heroes, two quests, intertwined.