Ember and Brig'dha prepare for a journey to the ancient city of Yarehk (Jericho) to deliver a prized copper knife. Far to the East on the shores of the Indus River, a river priestess hides her young daughter and flees persecution from her own people who blame her for the drought which afflicts them. She is relentlessly pursued by four hunters sent to capture her for sacrifice! Set in the early Neolithic period, 5496 BCE, Ember of Ashes follows the continuing adventures of Ember and her wife Brig'dha as they journey across the known world. They will visit the prehistoric Middle East, cross the Arabian desert, befriend cannibals, see the famous city of Catalhoyuk and even visit the mighty Indus River as they fight to save the life of a young girl from the fate of the gods.