Sarah Good is a 14 year old American girl and a talented show jumper. Therefore, no one understands why she suddenly loses control of her horse at a show, and badly injures herself. Sarah herself knows why she fell. In the middle of her jump she had a vision of the ground opening up and swallowing her...why? At the same time an old lady is put to rest in a far country in the north. The Norwegian woman, Gudrun Schillingmeyer, has lived a long and colored life. Now she follows her daughter Svanhild to a final resting place. What is the connection with Sarah's fear of horses? Sarah knows that she has to get back on her horse, but how? She will find her answer in a remote part of Norway.