When it comes to be known that a man of great wisdom and spirit is passing near the secluded village of Dode, the interest of many is stirred. That great promise and blessing might come from his words is the hope of those who set out to find him. For Jaedon, a man of simple means, there is a special connection. His name means the one to whom God listens. Soothsay is the search for truth in a time of great confusion.