The Paladin are reunited in the Heartwood and the Trinity is revealed at last. But what is the key to the secret that will unlock their power? The Land is in peril and they are helpless to save it. Tor and Alyssa are surrounded by danger. Their old enemy Goth is still free and causing pain and suffering wherever he goes. Alyssa's nemesis, Xantia, returns to haunt her. And the ruthless god Orlac has installed himself on the throne of Cipres and now turns his attention to hunting down Tor, determined to kill him and those he loves. The battle lines are set for the final confrontation between the two most powerful sentients ever to walk the Land.