In this second book in the Isshuayan Trilogy, Ali's mother, Jane, tells
her daughter of her own time in the land of Isshuay...
Isshuay's border has been breached by a Missyl, a mysterious, shape
changing creature from a neighbouring land. Hopelessly lost in a
hostile environment, the lonely Missyl is unwittingly contaminating the
inhabitants of Isshuay as it searches for the way home. As the years
pass, the land's goodness is slowly disappearing through the breach in
the border. Anger and despair have replaced the happiness that once
filled the land.
Jane is selected by the fabulous Silver Ones as the one person who has
the knowledge and skills to heal their land. Happily accepting the
challenge, she travels with young Nestor across the Shimmering into
Isshuay to begin her task of seeking the elusive Missyl and sending it
home. She is joined by Old Marje and other intriguing characters as she
discovers the dangers and the wonders of Isshuay.