Midkemia once again lies under the terrible shadow of the Emerald Queen.  Her dark forces are ready to launch an invasion against the Kingdom of the Isles.  On the dawn of the battle, Pug and his warrior friend Tomas discover something far worse is afoot – unleashed malevolent elemental forces that threaten to tear Midkemia apart unless Pug and his band of supporters can track down the long-missing sorcerer Macros the Black.