Book III of The Riftwar Legacy. The Tear of the Gods, the most powerful artifact known to the Temples of Midkemia, allows the temples to speak to their Gods. Without it they will be lost for a decade, until another gem forms in the distant mountains. Squire James, William and Jazhara, the new court magician, must seek out the location of this gem, With Brother Solon, a warrior priest and Kendaric, sole member of the Wreckers’ Guild with the power to raise the ship that had carried the gem and which had been sunk by Bear, the most brutal pirate to sail the Bitter Seas.  They are opposed by the minions of Sidi, servant of the dark God who seeks to possess the Tear for his own ends or else destroy it.