'In the aftermath of civil war, Queen Laela must do whatever it takes to maintain control of her kingdom. With Arenadd gone and her own griffin partner Oeka lost to magic, Laela joins forces with the dark griffin Skandar to secure her hold on the throne and attempt peace between the North and South. But Saeddryn's son Caedmon is still determined to claim the throne himself - and this time he has help from the most unlikely of quarters.
'Meanwhile, as Kullervo rallies the South in support of his sister's peace treaty, he embarks on his own journey of self-discovery and must decide what he truly believes in ... and what he's willing to fight for.
'With the Night God plotting Laela's destruction, old enemies rise again. The battle for the North is reaching its final stages - but who will win? And at what cost?' (Publisher's blurb)