Stephanie & her treecat have an offer to go to forestry college – an amazing offer since she’s so young, but she earned it. This takes her to a completely new stage, and gives some other people in her home-town a turn on the page. Meanwhile, the human settlers are limiting the space treecats can live after a fire burns them out, hence the war…. (with all these settlers, are they all white? seemed that way to me) And Stephanie isn’t there to save the day! Someone else will have to save it 🙂
Stephanie goes off without her boyfriend, so relationships all around will come under the microscope, too.
Meanwhile, Ye Bad Guys are still around, and still want the tree-cats to be labeled non-sentient. If that doesn’t work, there’s some backup plans to work with…