Valerie Endmarch never believed in her mother's stories. She thought they were just fantasy, something to listen to at bedtime that grew into something more.
She never believed they could be real.
But dreams of a gate of stars lead to secrets being revealed, and Valerie learns she didn't know her mother as well as she thought.
Now she must go to Aldor with her mother, where she will learn to wield new powers and make new friends.
All the while, the very forces that drove her mother to flee to Earth begin to take note of a Rising Star.