Gil MacDonald, soldier and self-chosen exile from Earth, was searching for Yardiff Bey, the master wizard and archvillain. Bey had abducted Gil's friend Dunstan and was now plotting with his Dark Masters to destroy all that was good in this strange world of magic and mystery which the American had chosen.
Then Prince Springbuck sent Gil south with an enchanter and a baby girl – south toward the accursed lands of Shardishku-Salama, where Yardiff Bey waited, working his conjurations to capture Gil for his torture chambers.
Desperately, Springbuck followed with an army – to face a grisly host that could not be slain.
And above all hung the Trailingsword – the comet that appeared only when the fate of the world hung in the balance!