Queen Tayesha's mad plan to rule all the Saur people is tormenting the land itself. Earthquakes, volcanoes and vast crevasses are threatening to tear Krangor apart. There is one way Adalon and his friends can halt the queen's plans. They must rescue a young king who has eluded the queen's clutches. But this mission is thrown into turmoil when the mysterious and terrible A'ak redouble their efforts to return from their magical banishment. Adalon, Targesh and Simangee must rise to challenge after challenge, where their lives are in the balance and the fate of the world is in their claws.
Michael Pryor has published a number of fantasy books and over forty short stories, from literary fiction to science fiction to slapstick humour. Michael has been shortlisted six times for the Aurealis awards (including for Blaze of Glory and Heart of Gold), has been nominated for a Ditmar award, and two of his books have been CBCA Notable books. He is currently writing titles in the Laws of Magic series for older readers, and the Chronicles of Krangor series for younger readers.