In this story, some people have psy abilities and others have nothing. The two types of people are separate. Inside the psy group, some are more powerful than others. Taemon is very powerful, but his family wants to downplay it because the most powerful are chosen and taken for their type of government or temple. His brother wants to be the next chosen and does everything to be better than and hurt Taemon. Taemon has to make a lot of morality decisions. The target audience for this book is middle grade, but it's good for older audiences also. It kept me interested.