Ten years after the war to restore the Heartland, the young people introduced in the original series have come of age. Aramix, James, Melody and the human girl, Shannon. With the brashness of youth they don't understand the sacrifices made to ensure a safe Heartland. Some sisters still harbor resentment against Kirin and several Houses have become restless and rise to challenge Kirin's supremancy. However, Kirin's greatest danger doesn't come from the Houses but from the young people themselves.
Book 4: Glissin
ARAMIX is the half human-half fariidinus daughter of Ayleen and Ian. She was born to support the Heartland's chosen queane, but, as her glissin talents have matured so has her temper and sense of injustice. To protect Kirin, Aramix has been raised at the Lighthouse. When the nixla, who can shield Kirin from Aramix's ability to tap into a queane's deadly power, fall ill with a virulent plague, Aramix is able to reach through the mist and ignite the fire inside Kirin. Several Houses seize the opportunity to rise against the weakened queane. Stone orders Aramix back to the Heartland and into the custody of Arkana, the glissin PrimeMother.
Book 5: Wings of the Sea
MELODY, Dee, was the youngest child to fall under Letal's knife. It was her culling that finally goaded Kirin into the war. Even though her xylin node was left intact, Dee's wings never recovered and she cannot fly. But, Dee, has an extraordinary gift, never seen before in the species. She can control the sea and communicate with the little mermaids, the merikin. When one of the Houses conspires to destroy Kirin with poison, they experiment on the merikin with great loss of life. In a desperate attempt to save the merikin and the Heartland seas, Dee races against time and miles to lead her friends to safety.
Book 6: Lights and Shadows
SHANNON is a talented artist and the human daughter of one of the marines hijacked during the war. When a tragic accident changes the life of father and daughter on the mainland, Jim Kelly takes Shannon to the Heartland. Shannon never believed her father's tall tales until she sees for herself that his stories were true and the fariidinus and wyr are real people. But, it's not until a heartsick bloodcat decides she wants the human girl as a complement that Shannon is able to recover from her own guilt and tragedy. The human girl soon discovers that while the Heartland is still a dangerous place, it is also a land where love comes in many forms and where the lost can be found again.