Snatched from the jaws of death by the Mountain Spirit, Ishtar Brock is swept up in currents of terror and delight. Once she discovers her immortality, she is sorely tested by her acquired arcane powers. Insatiable lust for knowledge, excitement and the unattainable, she time travels beyond the tangible world to learn the laws that governed the fates of souls and their long extinct nations. Her changing appearances, and equal footing with spirits and ghosts, presents challenges in dealing with her family. Can Ishtar break the cycle of self-indulgences that govern every aspect of her new existence and still keep the love of the Mountain Spirit, and her daughters?