Maryam, Ruth and Joseph have fled the island of Onewere, reluctantly taking Joseph's troublesome cousin, Lazarus, as well. They arrive at their destination, Marawa Island, filled with hope for rescue and reprieve. But at first glance the island appears to be solely populated by birds. Maryam and Joseph must also deal with their growing feelings for each other, as they struggle to escape a deadly disease, Te Matee Iai. Suggested level: secondary.