To prevent her brother’s fiery death, a budding inventor must step out of the shadows and tap possible futures, discern secret pasts, and enter others’ dreams to help rewrite fate.
After years of secretly observing her brother Icarus and father, legendary Labyrinth inventor Daedalus, 11-year old Calice decides to leave the shadows, change her name to protect her secret identity, and become the inventor she means to be—even if it means breaking the rule of silence that has separated her from them. But suddenly they are imprisoned for Daedalus’ part in helping Theseus slay the Minotaur, and from what Petra Volare has seen of her brilliant but darkly-influenced father, he will create a means of escape that will be the certain death of her beloved brother Icarus. And if the ruler Minos has his way, Petra’s new friend Ariadne will also meet a terrible fate as well.
With only her wits and a touch of guidance from mentor-friends Phoenicia, Petros and Arkalochori, Petra must use her beginner’s knowledge of how to use dreams to reach across time, access the ancient secrets of the Cave of the First Ones, and win the race in thwarting not only her father and Minos, but Myth, History, and Time itself.