Book III of The Hound and the Falcon. Alfred, former elven priest, having rejoined the turbulent affairs of mankind has settled  among his own fair folk in Rhiyana with Thea, his companion and lover. Thea bears twin children but before they can enjoy their family,  Thea and the twins are literally spirited away to a place Alfred and the other elven folk cannot sense, even with their extraordinary powers. It is one such as Alfred who has committed this crime, one with stronger gifts than Alfred. And such revenge could only come from one source: The Hounds of God, the appointed inquisitors of the Church in Rome. Alfred follows his only lead to Rome to catch a demonic devil hunter and save his loved ones and the Hounds are preparing to descend on Rhiyana to destroy the elven rule. Jacket art by Kevin Eugene Johnson.