Ignoring the many naysayers who would stop him, Ehomba forges ahead with his campaign to rescue the Visioness Themaryl, arriving in the land of Ehl-Larimar. He and his loyal friends, Simna the Swordsman and the great feline, Ahlitah, have traveled perilous lands and prevailed over many challenges to fulfill Ehombas covenant with a dying man. Now, their greatest battle is at hand: thwarting Themaryls captor, Hymneth the Possessed. And for the first time the friends are wondering whether the price of victory may ultimately be too dear. For Hymneths power is great, and two tellers of the future have predicted Ehomba will not survive the encounter.