It is not easy growing up in a miliary school orphanage. Harder still if you are a Tarrn. And like in all schools, bullying is a problem. Children are, after all, the most vicious toward one another--especially when the teacher is not looking.
Zormna Clendar is now eight. She proves to be brilliant, talented, and excruciatingly shy--a dangerous combination. But when a bully picks on her best (and only) friend she takes matters into her own hands and proves you don't mess with Zormna Clendar.