With his family free of enslavement, Elliyar and his companions chart their course back home. However, there is more to be done before they can return to Andalaya. Rihya is captured by the brother of Half-Mask; the three-way conflict is coming to a head between both elven races and the humans; and Elliyar is waging a war inside himself as well as without. Elliyar decides to strike a decisive blow at the heart of the southern kingdom, in the hopes of ending this struggle once and for all, and to save himself in the process. Dark and light, hope and despair, battle inside and out as Elliyar Wintermoon fights to save his people and rid the world of the Unsired.