Destined to die because of the disappearance of his sister prior to her scheduled sacrifice, Jayden is surprised to find that he, too, has traveled through time so that his life could be saved. When the people who have befriended Javion do likewise for him, he realizes that his life has been saved for a purpose. He soon finds that the daughter of his mentor, Spotted Pony, has become very important to him, but marriage to the girl—who is too young—seems an impossible dream, rather than the all encompassing love of his life. Shining Star is immediately attracted to the handsome stranger her father has befriended. Will he be willing to wait for her? Or, will a winter of separation show him other maidens more suited to him?