Elon of Aerilann, Elven advisor to the High King of Men, helped negotiate the treaty between Elves, Dwarves and men. He suddenly finds that fragile truce threatened from without by an unknown enemy and from within by old hatreds and prejudice. With the aid of his true-friend Colath, the wizard Jareth, and the Elven archer Jalila, he searches for the source of the threat. Ailith, the Heir to Riverford, fights her own silent battle. Something’s wrong, her father has changed. Her quest to discover what’s changed puts her life and very soul in danger and leaves her only one direction in which to turn. Elon. To preserve the alliance, though, Elon will have to choose between his honor and his duty.