Aaliya Reiner, a young resourceful woman who spends much of her time making saddles by hand, seems to lose her grip on life after the death of her mother. Things don’t seem to get better with her sister, Maddalena, who’s estranged and enjoying the benefits that come in a marriage of power and opulence.
Aaliya takes refuge in a clandestine love affair, hoping to fill the void left by her mother’s death. It is not long before things start going awry for the two sisters and they begin to understand how much they need each other.
Set in the fictional land of Traegos, The River and the Ravages is a powerful story that centers on family, political chaos, identity and love. Follow the story of two sisters as they struggle to create space for themselves in a world that is quickly becoming ruthless and unforgiving.