Life as Mave knew it is over. Her mother, who acted as star counsel, has disappeared. A new race of beings has taken over her home. Everything around her changes as the people known as the Gigante tear apart the goddesses. Girls and women, formerly revered stand-ins for the Goddess and her creator-the cave-dwelling Ssha-either go underground with their beliefs or find a way to fit in with the new culture.
She finds unlikely allies along her journey, like Tear, the semi-divine being and Inna, a former holy prostitute kicked out of her communal home. But can she change what is happening and keep her spirituality a secret? Can she rescue the feminine spirit from the encroaching new order of the Sun God?