Book III of The Dragon Mage. Ancient hatreds and ancient wrongs bind Rhodry Maelwaedd, the mad berserker and his blood-sworn enemy Raena, the shape-changer and prophet. Both have glimpsed the great secret of the dweomer, that each soul leads many lives. Neither understands what they have seen. They began as Maddyn the Bard and Lady Merodda, a dabbler in poisons and forbidden magick. Her evil claimed lives that Maddyn held dear and not even the great dweomaster Nevyn nor his apprentice Lilli could undo the harm she had done or prevent Maddyn from swearing a centuries-long vengeance vow. Now they will meet again and their blood feud threatens to destroy the peaceful city of Cerr Cawnen. The elven dweomaster Dallandra must summon every power and ally at her disposal to break the chains of their Wyrd and save thousands of innocent lives. Cover art by Geoff Taylor.