He was the only son of Deborah Killion and Broken Wing, and Blue Sky had been regaled with tales of the fine deeds of his dead father, a Cheyenne warrior whose noble measure would have been the same regardless of the color of his skin. But at seventeen Sky was nearly a man himself, and the stories of his father seemed just that stories, childhood fairy tales that did not stand up to the constant buffeting by the harsh realities of bigotry.
Torn between the two worlds of his heritage, Sky is locked in confusion, questioning, and bitterness. When he is befriended by a young rancher's son whose life he saved, Sky feels he has found the acceptance he's been looking for. But a horrible tragedy is followed by a cowardly act of betrayal, and he is forced to flee his home.
Searching for meaning and love, he must now face his betrayer and the lies that drove him away.