Mare Barrow goes around as a pickpocketer, pouncing on other Reds for her benefit. She and every other Red must attend First Friday, a battle between two Silvers, people born with silver blood and special powers.
I must find a way to help him!
"'My master-he fell. He died. I'm not and apprentice anymore'"
Lightning Strike Number One
Mare meets up with a mysterious woman named Farley. Mare hopes that Farley is up to her request to transport Kilorn away from the battlefield and into safety.