Book III of Trinity. The Paladin are reunited in the Heartwood and the Trinity is revealed at last. But what is the key to the secret which will unlock their power? Tor and Alyssa are surrounded by danger. Their old enemy Goth is still free to cause pain and suffering wherever he goes and Alyssa’s nemesis, Xantia returns to haunt her. Meanwhile the god Orlac has installed himself on the throne of Cipres and turns his attention to hunting down Tor, determined to kill him and those he loves. The battle lines are drawn for the final confrontation.