The Icefalcon's first mistake was to rescue the old man named Linok. His second mistake was to leave Prince Tir, the royal child who possessed forbidden wisdom, in the old man's care . . . Linok is not as he seemed, and when he disappears, taking young Tir with him, the Icefalcon begins a desperate quest to rescue his charge. But his will be no ordinary struggle, for against the Icefalcon come hellish furies - an army of General Vair's horrifically constructed inhuman soldiers, demons of the air, and magic so dark it terrifies him. Banished by his own people and scorned as a barbarian, the Icefalcon must ready himself for his greatest battle . . . for his prince, for his honour and for all eternity.