When the impetuous Weskin Tanwarrel is sent away from his home in the Glen to the far-away village his parents left many years before, he smarts at what feels like exile. Then he meets the beautiful Belilla and falls in love. His life seems to be falling in place after all … until one shocking day, when his world is turned upside down.
Plunged into a quest in the fearsome, unknown desert — the domain of the evil Skarr — he must endure hardship beyond his imaginings and confront mortal danger. But who is friend, and who is foe? To solve the age-old mystery and right an ancient wrong, he must place his trust in the mysterious One and a plan much larger than his own.