'When the queen threatens to conquer all seven kingdoms of Krangor and thus break the ancient bond between the saur and the land, one young noble vows to stop her. Adalon's promise sets him on a perilous quest. He and his loyal friends Targesh and Simangee must find a safe haven, far from the queen's bloodthirsty soldiers.
'Beyond a river of fire, a lost castle beckons. Mysteries and magical wonders await the three friends at the castle - but awakening ancient magic brings its own dangers.' (Publisher's blurb)
'Deltora Quest meets Dinotopia in this classic fantasy quest from the bestselling Australian author of the Laws of Magic series! While Adalon and his friends, Targesh and Simangee, gather supporters at the Lost Castle, the mad queen and her ruthless general continue to wage war on the seven kingdoms of Krangor. It is only when Simangee finds a legend in an ancient text that the rebels begin to hope once more. Do the Missing Kin really exist? Can the three friends find the winged saur and convince them to join their cause before it's too late?' (Publication summary)
'Queen Tayesha's mad plan to rule all the Saur people is tormenting the land itself. Earthquakes, volcanoes and vast crevasses are threatening to tear Krangor apart. There is one way Adalon and his friends can halt the queen's plans. They must rescue a young king who has eluded the queen's clutches. But this mission is thrown into turmoil when the mysterious and terrible A'ak redouble their efforts to return from their magical banishment. Adalon, Targesh and Simangee must rise to challenge after challenge, where their lives are in the balance and the fate of the world is in their claws.' (Publication summary)