Whispers, known as The Hermit of The Stones, is a Ka’ii seer. But since the future is not yet written he can only “whisper” into the ear of fate. On the wall of his cave he has painted images of No’madd’s journey to The City of Empty Towers. No’madd’s son, Taron, is shown these images and learns that his long lost father will soon return after all these years and their journey to protect the Ah’kee City from the dreaded V-or Armada will begin. But, Taron does not want to follow in the shadow of his father. How can he find his place in the world if he does not want to pursue his own destiny?