Two hundred years ago, a Halruaan necromancer disappeared, leaving a bitter legacy and the deadly swamp that bears his name.
Now the battle of Akhlaur’s Swamp is over, its monsters vanquished. But Kiva, the treacherous magehound, is far from finished.
In the calm that follows victory, the heroes of Akhlaur’s Swamp part ways. Tzigone becomes a wizard’s apprentice; Matteo resumes his duties as queen’s counselor. But their paths soon converge with Kiva’s, and it seems that Akhlaur’s Swamp was only the beginning for all of them.