Searching for answers to the barrenness of land and people that threatens their very existence, Laywren, Queen to the Horde leads her warriors on an epic journey of war and faith in search of the most precious quest—children.
When it becomes apparent to Laywren that the souls she sends to the Hall do not return, and the giant from the mountain claims the unnatural beasts are rising, and every village they plunder is childless, her faith in the goddess weakens.
Faced with extinction, Laywren is blessed one final time with the flush of fertility, but not by the goddess. Knowing her blessing is the result of unnatural magic and faced with an incomprehensible mate, Lawyren must choose between being a DreÓdreng Warrior Queen or the first MÓdor in decades.
Time is running out as the dawn rises and the flush begins to fade from her skin. Which will save her world—war against the unnaturals or acceptance of life beyond the control of the goddess?