Twenty years ago, the Balladairans colonized Qatal and abducted children to re-educate and train as soldiers. Now the Balladairans have brought these “sand” soldiers back to Qatal to quell a rebellion. Sand Lieutenant Touraine arrives in her home country desperate to find out who she could have been. Abandoning the soldiers she grew up with, she joins the losing rebels in an attempt to take charge of her life–and her death.
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