Rumors are going around that the Life Stones that are protected by The Keep are being threatened. Rumor turns to truth as the stones go missing one by one.
The world is one where by age 14 girls show if they have the power to connect with nature and manipulate it (called Mumeen). They go to a place called The Keep at age 15 to train these powers. Some villages revere these women, but there are factions that want the gone.