In a valley set between two mighty mountains lies a quiet village, full of peaceful people who hold the two mountains high as gods. When the gods’ annual festival day arrives, brash young Jaith and his childhood friend Shoa are chosen for a mysterious ritual on which depends the success of the harvest and the very future of their village. To be chosen carries with it fame, honor, and induction into the deepest mysteries of the gods–mysteries that bring pleasure beyond anything Jaith or Shoa has ever known. But even the most pleasurable mysteries can shake, unsettle, and change. In the aftermath of the ritual, Jaith and Shoa’s friendship may be damaged beyond the help of the gods–or each other.
Let the will of the gods be done … but let them be kind.