Tuga enjoys his new life with his father and his new home in Atash. But when he travels to the capital city to begin his training, things shift again. He doesn’t fit in with the other boys—too old, too strange, too uneducated. He begins to fear that he will never become the son his father needs. He tries to find his way, but no one seems to understand his problems, and so he strives alone. Until his bravery finds him a friend.