A young Xanthippe is introduced to her first pack mates: a male named Bane, and a female named Raven. The three are taught to fight together and guard together, and soon become inseparable. Xanthippe, however, is forced to endure even more rigorous training than the others, which tests her limits and pushes her to consider giving up because of the strain it puts on her. She soon finds strength and comfort in Bane, whom she then falls deeply in love with until the arrival of Eromai turns their world upside down.