Fourteen-year-old Lanosha is different than the other teenagers living in Gaelic, British Columbia. Although she has learned to embrace her pale skin, the yellow tint in her eyes, and her supernatural ability to generate different forms of light with her mind, Lanosha feels like she does not fit in anywhere—not at school and not at home. Plagued by insecurities and confusing feelings for a new friend, Thomas, Lanosha cannot help but wonder about her birth mother, who died shortly after she was born.Lanosha is warned by Thomas in a nightmare that she is in danger, and soon afterward she discovers a pouch in her attic that belonged to her late mother. When she questions her father about the pouch, he relies on Norgee, a talking bird, to reveal that her mother was a mystical being from another world. It is not long before Lanosha learns she is part of a prophecy to stop the collapse of every world connected by a mystic barrier—and that there are those who want to kill her and another girl to prevent the prophecy from happening. Now, with the weight of the world on her shoulders, Lanosha knows she has the power to destroy everything.In this young adult fantasy, a special teenager and her talking bird must cross a mystical barrier into another world to save those she loves—and the world—from a deadly fate.