Kelyn's father was the legendary Wolverine, but that doesn't mean she wants to be like him. In fact, she wanted nothing to do with him. Growing up in the mountains of Ketura taught her how to survive almost anything--even her clumsiness. She trains herself to be more careful than all the others, better than all the others, stronger than them and quicker, because not to do so would be death in the cold unforgiving mountains of Ketura. As the years pass, she becomes confident in her hunting and tracking abilities, and happy... until her mother dies and reevers try to desecrate her body.
Kelyn is told by someone she trusts that to find herself and her destiny, she must find the father she despises. Wolverine had left before she was born, left her mother to fend for herself. She wants nothing to do with him... and yet, to leave the mountains for adventure in far away lands has a strange appeal.
Kelyn did not wait for trouble to find her, instead she uses a talisman that she took from the dead reevers to go looking for it! She knows from stories of the Wolverine that wherever there is trouble, Wolverine won't be far behind. She finds trouble aplenty, and her father, but he isn't what she expected at all. The Wolverine is a hard battle scarred warrior, just as she had thought he would be, but he is also what she would call a cocker (a foolish male or idiot) When she declares herself his daughter, he doesn't believe her! Then she learns he is fighting for the very people he professes to despise--witches.
Well, Kelyn couldn't leave it there. She had to tell him what a fool he was, but he won't believe anything she says... until she forces him to see the truth and everything changes. Suddenly, her lifelong clumsiness is gone. She learns that far from being a simple matter of clumsiness, she was under a curse--making her father acknowledge her as his daughter has broken its hold on her... or has it?