Anaea's world changes irrevocably within the first few chapters of Scylla and Charybdis, and though she has allies (as well as enemies), she is the only one who can save herself.

I have a few theme songs on this topic - I've already linked to Fire Under My Feet, which was added recently.  In the playlist I created back when I was writing the novel, this one stands out:

Suddenly - Leann Rimes