In the domed city of Anvard, society is defined by an intricate network of clans: the stolid Medawar, the flamboyant Llaverac, and dozens more. Clan membership means status and security; the options for outcasts without the protection of a clan are few and grim.
Rachel Grosvenor has grown up straddling worlds. The daughter of a Medawar father and a Llaverac mother, half-raised by her mother's nomadic lover, Rachel has fought her way through the grueling contest for admittance to the Llaverac clan. But just as her social ascent seems inevitable-- and her family's future secure-- the theft of an indispensable heirloom sends her spiraling into the dark underbelly of Anvard and a paradox that holds the key to her fate: How do you find a Finder?
Ninth in the Finder series; follows the second Library, but may be read alone.