Rhodry and his new dragon ally, Arzosah, have joined forces with the dwarven axemen and are rushing to the aid of the besieged town of Cengarn. Within the town walls, the Princess Carra and her unborn child are under the protection of the sorcerers Jill and Dallandra, who eagerly await the arrival of their allies. But food supplies are running low and their chances look bleak. And as time grows shorter, the surrounding Horsekin army, under the instruction of the goddess Alshandra, are preparing to end the siege once and for all.  Only the destruction of Alshandra will ensure peace between Horsekin and humans, a seemingly impossible task. Cover art by Geoff Taylor.