Time has passed, but the war is not over. Now its battles must be
fought by the next generation--but the shadow of Cyrhision hangs above
them all. Thoren, the new King, must challenge a new foe armed with old
evil. Benworth and Vennar try to fill their fathers' shoes, afraid to
be found wanting, yet desperate to prove themselves.
But it is Bell the gentle, the musician, who must finally accept her
heritage, and the pain that goes with it.
Rillodan watches over them all; now he too must make a choice, between
his own people and the woman who loves him.