Isaac is an orphan. At fifteen years old, he has not yet found his niche on Erato. Unless he does so, he will face deportation – and certain death. Isaac has a plan to make his future safe. It involves importing Eleanor, a stone carver from a distant planet. But Eleanor is not what Isaac expects. She is not what anyone expects. She is free-thinking and defiant, and her presence could be more than this strange, dusty planet can bear..