Kellen's mother has always insisted that her only child was born male, not female – so Kellen has been raised as a boy. Then she is forced to go to school, where she meets Gryffin, whose mind is as strong as his legs are damaged, and the two become friends and allies.
A few years later, the two get jobs working at a nearby inn, the Parmer Arms. When it is discovered that Gryffin is the kingdom's new Dream-Maker – someone whose mere presence can help dreams come true – he is whisked away to the castle, leaving Kellen behind. By now, their friendship is shading into something more. Will it endure?