Spain, 1814. The warrior woman Amaya, born Imelda Salazar, has the power to alter bodies with a touchto heal, or to destroy. Having left behind her Inca rescuers for a new life in England, she finds herself lost in this new world, surrounded by people who insist she use her talent in ways at odds with her warrior upbringing.
When the opportunity to find her father's family arises, Amaya journeys to Spain, hopeful of finding the truth about her past. But in Spain, everyone she meets wants to control her: the Spanish king wishes her talent for himself, her grandfather demands she take up her lawful inheritance, and a mysterious revolutionary wants her to fight for Spanish independence at his side. With conflicting demands on every side, Amaya must take control of her own destiny and discover who she truly is.