Description: Miri Larendaughter lives in Danland, in a village on Mount Eskel. Her only desire is to work in the quarry, but she is not allowed. Perhaps, she thinks, because she is so small. Then she is sent off to an academy with all the other girls, but Miri is not like them. She wishes to figure out the secrets of her people and be important. But she also has different problems, and is torn in both her head and her heart.