A reluctant heroine, Riese is a mysterious traveler surviving on the fringe of the kingdom of Eleysia. Contemplative and cool, but savage when necessary, Riese journeys across this world with her father's wolf Fenrir at her side. To most, a seemingly random wanderer, Riese is trying to maintain anonymity in a land that has abandoned her.

Pieces of her past slowly reveal the tragedy that left her alone, fending for herself. The Sect, a terrifying religious cult, has learned that Riese lives. A group of Huntsmen led by Herrick, senior magister of the Sect, relentlessly track her across the dying land.

Riese has barely stayed one step ahead of these vicious pursuers. Her years of running will end as she is faced with the atrocities committed by the dark government of Eleysia.