Book III of The Heaven Tree. In the castle of Parfois, flaring down over the debated lands of the Welsh border, young Harry Talvace is held prisoner by his father’s sometime patron and late destroyer, Ralf Isambard. Captive and captor, bound by implacable hatred and reluctant affection, seemed doomed to stalemate. Then the threat of civil war in England lays Isambard open to his enemies and Harry abruptly reaches self-knowledge and maturity. The characters are drawn together in the final siege of Parfois beneath the towering shadow of Harry’s first masterwork – the great Church he dedicated his life to finish.