A world filled with telepathic humanoids who worship the sun as their god is changing drastically. The youngest daughter of the Ascendant Priest is shunned and hidden away due to her lack of ears and tail. The eldest son and daughter are both vying to become the next Ascendant while simultaneously attempting to follow their own dreams. Milk roses, a sacred flower, are beginning to bloom everywhere despite their controlled growth. In their intense worship of the sun god Sarim, people have forgotten about a second deity who once ruled over fate and destiny. Fatil now lurks in the darkness, unseen and unheard; all her power has disappeared now that none worship her. Blaming Sarim for this, she intends to take it out on his newfound lover; the Ascendant's youngest. Beyond both deities is the Void; a gaping maw left from when the god before them split in two to create them. Sarim cannot see it, and Fatil does not have the power to do anything. Cults are beginning to rise and worship the Void in the secrets of underground temples.