The great kingdom of Tir Esplaine is besieged by the dark elves. Its young princess, Alora, must embark on a quest that will take her through the Black Forest of Sidhe to enlist the help of Lord Blackthorn. Along the way, she receives help from noble warriors, encounters bandits and meets a mysterious necromancer – and yes, there is a dragon! Many will die, long-buried secrets will be revealed – but a hero will rise!