Zandrax had found himself a cave to hide in, safe from dragon detection where he can practice his new magicmagic that dragons cannot detect. What does he plan on doing with it? Only the Gods know.
Charidan is the High King; his father is dead. His entire mission in life is to place castles in the new lands that are opening up and seeing that kings are placed in them. Since he is busy in the Holy of Holies atop the Pelingre castle roof, he brings in his son, Bragan, to rule the kingdom.
Bragan finds a unique way to control the noisy crowds that must see him to settle disputes and anything else that comes up.
No matter where problems creep up, his three unclesDarton, Waldon, and Jovianalong with Adric and Leander, always turn up for him to settle it.
Dragonriders are still being killed by hired assassins, hired by Zandrax. Drastic measures must be used to get rid of those assassins.
However, it is important to get the twenty-two carefully selected overkings and queens in place in the new kingdoms. And they need colonists, and it has to be done without assassins. This is the new heritage of all the people in the Lands of Remgeldon.
Zandrax has to be defeated. How?
Can Lord Dariuss twins do it?
And what will be the drastic results?