Breeze is a half-breed, half human and half Tal'mar (the equivalent of an elf). A half breed is something that is unheard of, due to the fact that humans and the Tal'mar have been at war for a thousand years. When her father is recalled to war she is left to live with the Tinker. A man who makes the most marvelous inventions, he's also the only one who doesn't judge Breeze automatically for her heritage. With the help of one of his creations she discovers something that will change her world. The only question is, will she have enough time to save it?
This was a captivating story. Even more so when you remember Breeze is only four at the beginning of the story. I know, t hard to believe but the Tal'mar mature quickly. She is a protagonist that you can fall in love with. Her only goal is to be accepted and to get people to look at her for who she is, instead of what.
Things do seem a bit too fast, after all they create brand-new physics defying technology in a few months.
However I really did like this book, it's a good read and I really hope to find the time to read the rest of the series.