In the Kenned Valley mining colony, Langons control every aspect of Kaylee’s life. Because she is Cadorie, the Langons tell her where to live, what to do, and who to marry. She rebels and is reassigned to work in the mines. Determined to find a better life, Kaylee runs away, searching for the mystical land called Freedom Hold, where Cadorie live free. But escaping isn’t enough. Kaylee intends to free her family and eventually her world. In doing so, she changes the lives of all the spacefaring races.