Four days. That is all the time Evrandal the Feral has to save her child, Broglin, from slavery in the dreaded mines of Tuscum. Four days to rescue a daughter who does not even know Evrandal is her mother. Evrandal the Feral, a creature half-human and scorned by society, forbidden by Holy Law from entering the Shrine of the Four Mothers, must now journey through the wild deserts of Vrantum to distant cities to find out who killed a somewhat seedy alchemist. She must protect herself from the wild Ghuls, fearsome creatures of the dark, and even has to ally herself with the Falsepaths, heretics who deny the Four Mothers and Holy Law. She must keep the sorcerous Keeppeaces from learning of her quest, and especially must keep them from learning that Broglin is her daughter. She must avoid being compelled by the Keeppeaces to thrust a knife into her own body, taking her own life. Finally Evrandal must violate Vrantum's highest taboo and cross over the threshold into the Shrine of the Four Mothers, even though doing so condemns her to eternal reincarnation as vermin. She must do all of this to save her daughter. And she must do it in. Four days.