"She wanted so much more than what her small town had to offer! This was the dream of starry eyed fishmonger Clariette de Artegnean. She and her cousin Jolfe Endarion and new friend Sister Ariarra Popplevensie have now embarked on what is turning out to be a very perilous journey! After braving their first encounter with brigands, orcs and dire wolves, Clari and her friends save some children from the deadly torbulds of the mountains! They finally reach Bridgetown and find it in the midst of tumult. Luckily, the gigantic caravan of Lord Justinius Biverius is a moving city and is taking up its post at Clari's home town of Good River, all looks well. Clari and her friends ride alongside and are finally on their way home."--Back cover.