Softcover has light shelfwear and rubbing to edges and covers. Spine has small creases. 390 pages. SoftCover Binding. Year: 1996. ISBN: 0505520958. Looking for her missing brother Chance, Cadence Barrington finds herself caught in a storm in hyperspace. Through some fluke, her damaged ship ends up 500 years in the past, on the planet that in her time is known as Fortuna. There, she is met by a gorgeous man who speaks in a strange, musical language she cannot understand. He calls himself Gildon and escorts her to his home. Cadence is taught the language of the Tesuvian people and is able to communicate with them. All she wants is for them to help her return to her own time so she can find Chance. But the Tesuvians believe she has been brought to their world for another reason.