The story takes place in Haiti in the 1490's. The main character, of course, is Anacaona. She, along with her brother Behechio are to be chosen either cacia or cacique by their uncle. Anacaona tells about her everday life in her personal "journal". She is always full of concern about her people. Though she is married off to Chief Canonabo` later in the book, she still has her new people's best interest at heart. This is why Anacaona grew to be a great leader. Even though she had an early death, her life was still intriguing. Anyone who is a big fan of this series should read this book.