16-year-old Yara is locked inside a bamboo hut, sentenced to starve to death in order to save her island. As she weakens, a storm protects the island inhabitants from ravenous monsters emerging from the deep.
The village shamans cast stones to divine Yara’s successor in the year to come. The lot falls on Yara’s best friend, Nika, who refuses to let the ancient tradition take hers nor Yara’s lives.
As the days without food take their toll, the truth surfaces. Nothing is an accident and the tradition was built on lies. Yara journals her investigation into the Rainbringer history—until an unseen hand starts writing back.