Elspeth Gordie is a young girl who is born in the time after the Apocalypse or 'Great White' as it is called.The world is striving to rebuild and is ruled by an all-powerful council that try to control anything percieved as different that could be threat to their rule. They do not want any recall of the past or a repeat of what happened and thus punish or burn those who may be a danger. Elspeth is one of few known as 'Misfits' that are born with special mental abilities who are percecuted from birth. Little does Elspeth know that she is far different from the other Misfits and that she alone has the power to save the world she knows from repeating its destruction. Together with her faithful companion Maruman the cat Elspeth must travel to the remote community of Obernewtyn where her task begins in earnest.
This is good book for anybody who is interested in fantasy and other times. It is gripping and will leave you wondering what is to come next. Garunteed to keep you hooked until the end.