Malleneese Sharah of the family Hast lives in the wilds of Elfax and is afraid of men. When she finds the unclothed Elfaxen on the freezing forest floor, she goes against the fears, and maybe her better judgment and takes him to her shelter. Later when she is captured as a slave by the lizard people from the planet Coss, can she wish for hope that Braise will go against everything he knows and rescue her so far away?
Grand Basis Braize doesn't know what to think of the beautiful Malleneese woman, who lives alone on the mountaintop. When at last he convinces her to go to his village, he is amazed how womanly she can be, even with her male clothing. Can he ever convince her that not all men are dangerous to her? He can only hope.