Among the Orosini tribe, traditional manhood begins three days before the Midsummer's celebration. Left alone, the child must survive the wilderness; exploring remote climes, contemplating the lore of his family and clan, his tribe and nation, and he must seek the wisdom of his ancestors in a search to understand his place in the universe and discover his manhood name.
Kielianapuna is struggling. For two days and two nights he has waited for the gods to grant him a vision, the key to their plan for him, but so far he remains cold, lonely and despairing, on the brink of giving up. Returning to his village, nameless and still a child, he stumbles upon devastation. His village is burned, his people slaughtered. As he hurries to help his family Kieli is struck from above. Sharp claws pierce his shoulders as a rare silver hawk lands and takes flight just as swiftly: his vision or a warning?