'In the world of Tremaris, magic is fading away. From the ice Wall of Antaris to the hostile streets of Mithates, to the forests of Spiridrell and beyond, Tremaris is a land divided.
Calwyn knows nothing of the world beyond Antaris. She lives quietly tending the bees and learning the chantment of ice-call. But then comes Darrow with terrible stories of fear and hatred in the Outlands, where chanters are persecuted and magic is a dying art.
Defying the Head Priestess, Calwyn and Darrow embark on a journey through strange and wondrous places. But evil stalks them at every turn, and soon they are caught up in a dangerous adventure, pitted against the sorcerer Samis who seeks the ultimate power of the Singer of all Songs.' (Publisher's blurb)