Adelice Lewys has a special gift: she can see the threads of time and manipulate them. This gift allows her to become a Spinster and attain privilege, everlasting beauty and power --- not something women are able to attain in hyper-regulated and segregated Arras. Despite her parents' training her to be clumsy and fail the testing each girl must undergo when they turn 16, Adelice slips and reveals her gift. She will be taken without the knowledge of whether her parents and sister survive the retrieval.
"Aldin's world has a very distinct division of power between the sexes, and a pulling force in the narrative is the inequality between men and women. This is fresh