This is a book about a woman who is different from her people, and can't figure out why. She knows a lot of the things they do are not quite right, but she follows them anyway. Once she gets to her homeland, she meets a man who is very different from her, but seems to know more about her culture than she does. The romance in this book is almost treated secondary to the good versus evil story that is threaded throughout the book. While I liked the book, I thought that it dragged on in spots, and Gar, the man she falls for, comes out looking a little too simple. It's still a good book, and worth the time to read.