Orphaned as a young girl, lowlander Miara has worked as a servant for highland nobility her whole life. As a seamstress to the High Lady of Tai Man, she tries to keep her eyes down and her speech respectful. She has no desire to be sent away to a resettlement camp for insolence.
But when High Lady Lu Shi discovers that Miara is a lowland dreamer, she begs Miara to seek a vision of her future. Miara agrees, but the journey to the lowlands brings her face to face with the past she has tried to forget.
If the dreams bring answers the high lady doesn’t like, will Miara suffer for her gift? And can she return to the highlands once her blood has awakened?