The Kingless Land is kingless no more, for the Sleeping King of legend, King Kelgrael, has been awakened by the efforts of the Band of Four: Hawkril, a bold and brave warrior gifted with great strength and fortitude; Craer, the crafty and clever thief; Sarasper, the learned and wise healer; and Lady Embra Silvertree, a powerful sorceress.
Yet peace has not returned. In The Kingless Land, high magic and wizard kings stood in the way. In The Vacant Throne, civil wars and backstabbing barons resisted the restoration of order. Now, a powerful warlord comes to the front to take control through military might, while the diabolic minions of the Serpent move into position for a climactic battle that will scar the Band of Four forever.