Elanor Standish is lucky; She gets to study on Kiparri. Its not a common treat for most college biology majors with a focus on life forms on planets without intelligent life. The Ferrin are her curiosity, a little understood species in the wide galaxy, and very dangerous. Studying them shouldn’t to be hard with a local troupe living with the only pocket of intelligent life, atop a mighty pillar.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for trouble to show up and for Elanor to find herself stranded and alone with only the wild ferrin for company.