KAYA AWAKENS to the fierce barking of the village dogs. Enemy raiders are in her camp! As Kaya and her blind sister, Speaking Rain, make their way toward the safety of the woods, Kaya hears whinnies of panic. Where is Steps High? Are the raiders trying to steal Kaya's horse? Kaya hesitates just at the moment the raiders leap onto stolen horses and start a stampede straight through camp. The raiders thunder right toward Kaya and Speaking Rain and sweep both girls up onto their horses. Kaya and Speaking Rain are captives -- how will they ever get back home?