'We are F-Fetchers, And here we stand-'
The mens' eyes swivelled towards her. Gwin stopped singing for long enough to say, in a wobbly voice, 'If you're going to k-kill us, you should know who we are.'
Gwin is a Fetcher. With her Papa and her blind twin brother Nat, she travels the countryside of West Norn, bringing moments of joy to its downtrodden people through song, acrobatics and story. But ever since her mama died, it's been hard to keep the joy alive.
Proud and defiant, Fetchers have always been hunted by the Devouts for preserving the old ways. So when the devious Brother Poosk captures Gwin's papa, Gwin knows she must do her utmost to rescue him - whatever the cost.
Meanwhile, the Oyster's crew, together with the Sunkers, lay siege to the Citadel. But without their Sleeping Captain, can they ever win against the ruthless might of the Devouts? And with all that's stacked against them, can Petrel, Fin, Sharkey and Rain bring light back to such a dark world?