Skye is born into a remote world of the unsettled West--her Scottish father a loving but moody mountain man, her mother a Lakota bride taken from her Sioux family by this passionate Highlander. But the steel-springed lunge of a mountain lion tears Skye's mother from her, starting her on a destiny-filled journey. With half-Scottish feet clad in Indian moccasins, Skye walks two separate paths, not knowing whether to believe her father's bitter enemy who calls her a half-breed, or Turtle Woman, her proud Lakota grandmother. "Granddaughter, do not be ashamed. Your blood is like the Fire Without End. And the blood of your children will be like the sacred fire, for no matter how diluted the blood of your descendants becomes, the sacred fire will always burn within their soul. You, my takoja, have become the Keeper of the Flame." Born beneath a comet of shifting stars and bequeathed a warrior's legacy, Skye must learn to wield her father's broadsword. On a journey to the sacred Medicine Wheel, filled with love and revenge, she learns finally that to be a woman warrior has little to do with fighting, and everything to do with spirit.