Ilaira's earliest memory is one of fear, she remembers running for life with her wounded sister in one arm and blood dripping down the other, while the inhabitants of faint grove chased them from their home. Ilaira and her sister Nyssa are both Dryads, peaceful Greek spirits with the ability to control water but Ilaira is different she in addition can control fire and earth this makes her an outcaste even to her own kind. Her only ally seems to be her older sister Nyssa but now it seems even Nyssa is distrusting of the young Dryad. Can Ilaira ever find a true ally?