Sixteen year old, Princess Willoe, is prevented from fulfilling her dreams of competing in a man’s world. Her twin, the solemn Prince Rowyn is forced to take up the life of a man-at-arms instead of retreating into a life of contemplation. The twins decide, with the help of their cousins, to take one last chance to experience their dreams.
A plan that has potential if not for two things: Foreign priests of the Shin-il Way, who see the twins as necessary to the priests' domination of the world; and the Burning Lady, goddess over the Spirit world, who requires that the twins fulfill a covenant that a distant ancestor of theirs had made with the dragons.
The close family bond between the twins and their cousins can help them confront any danger, but the true test of this bond comes when the price of the covenant becomes clear.