Fox is a fringe dweller, with a T branded on his cheek that marks him a thief. He lives on his wits and moves from village to village. As the story opens he sees a commotion and finds Wynter, chained by her father, working as a water diviner. She finds water for the drought-strapped village, but they turn on her and want to burn her as a witch.
Fox rescues her and together they flee. They dream of finding a safe place they can settle and resolve the unanswered questions about their past. But she is being pursued... and he is a thief.