Volume VI of the Chronicles of Counter-Earth. Here is the magnificent world of Gor, known also as Counter-Earth, a planet as strangely populated, as threatening, and as beautiful as any in fiction. Tarl Cabot of Earth has been hand-picked out of millions to be trained, schooled and disciplined by the best teachers, swordsmen and bowmen on Gor. In all of Gor there was only one city so depraved, its inhabitants so heedless, that none cared that the city was without a Home Stone. Tarl Cabot came to Port Kar, home of every outlaw and pirate on the planet, preying on the ships that sailed the beautiful sea of Thassa. Here Tarl could flourish, for he too lacked a heart and an allegiance.