Young Kenric has helped dethrone the evil Lord Mordig and return the true king to power in Lowthar. Now the king requires Kenric to travel to Grim Wood, the realm of the hostile Fey people. He needs their cooperation in the quest for the blade of power that will protect the land. With the help of the Fey girl Linwe, Kenric tries to uncover the secrets surrounding the blade. But there is trouble everywhere they turn.
Along with Book I, The Forging of the Blade, this concise and action-packed second volume of the Lowthar's Blade trilogy forms a bridge for young readers to the classics of high fantasy.