In Lyonesse, if you know how to swim, you must be a Cross - a
half-human, half-monster hybrid. When Idris Limpet survives
drowning, he is condemned to death, but a hasty escape leads him to
safety. Now he is going to become a monster groom and care for the
very eatures waiting to be killed for the land's fuel. He can't
even imagine what destiny has in store for him."