The Divine Knights move deeper into strange lands, where a sprawling jungle awaits them. Pursued relentlessly by Bellis and the forces of the Deep Shadow, they seek refuge in a treetop city harboring a dark and ancient secret. For Lannon Sunshield, a path of his grim predecessors is revealed, leaving his future in doubt. Someone he should be able to trust seems to be plotting against him, wanting him dead. Prince Vannas faces fierce struggles of his own, seeking to understand his destiny as the Bearer of the White Flamestone and to find the maturity to keep from being in conflict with everyone around him. And in the frozen north, Faindan Stillsword goes on a deadly hunt for Tenneth Bard, seeking to put an end to the evil sorcerer once and for all.