Some choices are inescapable and change everything.
Having reached the age of decision, Gwendolin Ahlgren finds she has no viable choices, or at least none her family will agree to let her pursue. She's resigned that her life will be anything but what she'd hoped it would be. When a traveling circus passes through her village, a fortune teller predicts a mysterious destiny Gwen could never have imagined and roundly rejects.
Against her will, she leaves home for life in a monastery and meets the love of her life. Life and love aren't always what one expects, and neither is destiny. Gwen will have to stretch beyond herself and understand the true meaning of love if she's to fulfill her destiny through a task that only an unimaginable ascension can accomplish.