Another excellent young adult adventure in the Stephanie Harrington series. Steph and Carl are sent to special training on Manticore just when Steph's relationship to Anders seems to be developing into something promising. Meantime, a treecat clan which was displaced by the recent wildfires struggles to find a new home. Their forays into the territories of other clans results in physical combat between clans. Stephanie's friends still on Sphinx must intervene to save the treecats. And the young people's romantic problems end up with an unexpected resolution.