When the world seems to fall apart, there is always one lynchpin that holds steady. It might be twisting, might be bending, but that is only to adjust the weight of the load it carries as it never is removed, nor does it break. For Jean Redding, the lynchpin is anything she can get her hands on; partners, adventure, goods. What is the purpose of life when life is full of emptiness? Mosaic in the Fray is the first book in a series following Jean through the beautiful world of Illeross, a journey in which she discovers the true stability in her world full of chaos.