Magic is only for the Shaman. That is what has been taught for generations. The most magic a normal person sees is the binding of themselves to their soul animal when they are fifteen. Magic should be fear above all else because of the damage an evil wizard could cause to the simple lives of the people of the savannah. It is the end of the wet season; the time of drought will soon come. It is also time for all the fifteen-year-old children to go on their Hunts. They must find their spirit guide and make a kill for the tribe. They may not come home until they have finished their Hunt. All her life Riley has felt out of place. She always felt that there must be something more to life than her tiny village and becoming a seamstress like her mother. It is time for her Hunt, as she watches the Shaman and the Witchdoctors perform the blessing spell she feels only fear. Magic is a necessary evil, something that protects her people. Riley has no idea that Magic has been stolen from her people and now with the help of a exiled young shaman she must travel to the forbidden lands and bring it back to the Savannah.