Imprisoned in the Ivernee Mines, and sentenced to a life of despair, Sarah-Leigh is determined to escape. Both body and spirit are broken and bruised when Carson finds her tossed to the bottom of a mine shaft. With unexpected kindness, the enigmatic stranger nurses her back to health; she starts to regain hope. Hidden away in the maze of the mines, Carson and Sarah-Leigh’s relationship intensifies. They form a partnership which leads to possible escape, though one false step and they could be buried alive.