The war between the Nobles has begun to escalate, a war that will ultimately affect the lives of wolf and human alike. The soldiers who have been on the trail of Cheza and the wolves turn their attention to battling the invading forces. Meanwhile, Hubb, on his own quest to find Cher, is arrested and interrogated. Escaping the soldiers is one thing, escaping Darcia is another matter entirely. Blue struggles to come to terms with what Cheza revealed to her in their first meeting. She's lost a part of her life forever and she realizes she cannot go back to Quent, but will she be able to join Kiba and the others?