The Young Dread lives outside the stream of time: frozen for vast stretches, centuries old yet inhabiting the form of a teenage girl. When she’s awake in the world, she can hear an enemy approach from a mile away, manipulate a whipsword into a thousand forms, and attack with it faster than the human eye can see.The Young Dread observes the training of the families known as Seekers. Past and future intertwine in Seeker traditions - they are the keepers of both ancient knowledge and advanced weapons - and the Dreads must oversee it all, testing their skills, swearing them to loyalty, bringing them justice.Arwen Elys Dayton takes readers on a journey to follow this ageless Dread’s footsteps. For this time, when the Young Dread wakes, things will change. She is about to discover the first threads of a web in which she and so many others will be trapped.