Axis, the "free world's" life is in danger. It's sap has almost all run out and it's people's efforts to implore the gods, are in vain. Kaena has strange visions and she is convinced that Axis is calling her for help. Kaena, a young girl with the heart of a rebel, will defy her tribe's taboos and the Grand-priest's supreme authority. And so begins her dangerous journey to Axis's deep roots. She is helped by a mysterious creature from another world. She may discover a frightening truth.