Book IV of The Perilous Quest For Lyonesse. After many adventures Simon Branthwaite and his companions have reached the wild and  lonely land of the Nine Gods, the find themselves at the mercy of its fierce and xenophobic people. Their fate seems certain until they are saved by an amazing revelation – but at a cost, for their lives now depend on keeping the truth behind that revelation from becoming known. They pass a wild winter among the worshippers of the Nine Gods, gaining new knowledge that will aid their quest for the lost realm of Lyonesse. Yet it is pure chance that carries them  onward to the land of their searching – a land beleagured by its enemies. Simon is drawn into this deadly battle with the forces of evil; a battle, it seems, that cannot be won…Cover art by Geoff Taylor.