Annad stays behind in Rin with Jiller when Rowan travels up the Mountain with the six adult Rinfolk. As she is only five-years-old, she does not seem to be fully aware of the seriousness of the village's plight, and the reality of what will happen if the stream is not restored soon. She breaks into tears at hearing that if the stream stays dry Star and the rest of the bukshah will die, for she loves Star.
During Jonn and Jiller's wedding festivities Annad is abducted by a flying grach and taken to the Zebak lands to be a slave there. She is held captive in the old Rin, and tells the three other slaves held there that Rowan would come for her. This proves true when Rowan, Allun, Zeel and Perlain arrive to rescue her. After Thiery of the Silk sacrifices his life to allow Unos the grach to fly again, the group (including Thiery's grandchildren Norris and Shaaran) use Unos to escape from the Zebak and return to Rin, where the villagers are preparing to battle a Zebak invasion force. Annad boldly declares that she will fight as well, even though she is only a child. However, a battle proves to be unnecessary, as the dragon comes down from the mountain to expel the invaders while the people of Rin hide in the orchard.
Annad is the complete opposite of Rowan in personality-- she is bold, courageous, outspoken and precocious. She is always asking questions, and is seen to be very curious. She is not afraid even when taken by the grach into Zebak lands to be a slave there, and is wanting to fight against the Zebak alongside the adult Rinfolk when the Zebak try to invade as they would in the past.