Days Of Air And Darkness.
Rhodry, his new dragon ally Arzosah, and the dwarven axemen are rushing to aid the town of Cengarn, under siege from the massive Horsekin army.
Meanwhile, within the town walls, the Princess Carra - and her precious unborn child - is under the protection of the sorcerers Jill and Dallandra who eagerly await the arrival of their allies. Only by destroying Alshandra can there ever be peace between Horsekin and humankind. But it seems an impossible task . . .