The elemental sorceresses of the Sisters of Destiny have long protected the city of Kalle, peaceably tending to the faithful and reading the runes. Yet even their powers can be clouded or misled.
When the Temple of Solitude is attacked in their absence, sisters Alexa and Cassia are thrust into events beyond their experience and training, as they attempt to rescue their fellow priestesses and reach safety in the city of Kelbani.
Cassia, a spirited fire priestess and Alexa, her calmer, less impetuous sister, soon discover the road is treacherous and dangers lurk in every shadow.
Fighting against fear and suspicion, and their faith wavering, the priestesses find help from an unlikely ally, as in the distance a shadow of dark magic grows.
Silk and Earth continues the story of Alexa, Cassia and Knave as they set out to save Maeridea in this second installment of the Sisters of the North series.
Sisters Cassia and Alexa have found safety in the mountain city of Kelbani, away from the cultists known as the Nemorans, or Warriors of the Dusk, who slaughtered many of their Order.
Manses in the cultists' power have the potential to wipe out all life on Maeridea and their intentions are as dark as the future, should the Sisters of Destiny not intervene.
Knowing they must reclaim the manses and confront the enemy, many of the Sisters including Cassia and Alexa - joined by their roguish friend Knave - go in search of them. Not knowing what awaits them, they must take a chance - whether on fate or mere luck, for everyone's sake.
Meanwhile, back on the King's Island near Kalle, Governor Cerus Arani senses shadows of danger lurking in the King's court. Suspecting a plot against King Merrion and his forces, Cerus prepares himself as he anticipates trouble is coming.