What did the Travelers do before they knew Bobby Pendragon? Follows Kasha, Spader, and Gunny in three adventures of their lives in their home worlds. In Gunny's volatile 1935 New York, a friend is falsely accused of murder, putting Gunny in the center of a heated conflict. Back is the forests of Eelong, Kasha starts to see changes in her father Seegan - and some of the games she took for granted. And Spader's getting an aquaneer's education in how to deal with raiders.