The third novel in the besetselling Sepentwar series. Midkemia is once again under the terrible shadow of the Emerald Queen. Her demonic forces gathered at the distant land of Novindus, she is ready to launch a devastating invasion against the Kingdom of the Isles. Two men stand in her way: Eric Von Darkmoor, battle-hardened soldier, and the Pug -- warrior of magical powers. But it soon becomes clear that deeper, darker forces are at play than the Queen's impending onslaught -- forces of an evil so great it could tear the whole world apart.