Plague and pestilence have come to Ladrehdin. With their worst fears realized, Carin and Verek set out to put right everything that has gone so badly wrong. On the final leg of their quest, they retrace Carin's journey north from the plains -- accompanied this time by the village wisewoman, Megella. Along the way, Meg dredges up -- from an increasingly unreliable memory -- the oldest of the "old stories," revealing how the actions of the Ancients continue to menace every life on the Wizards' World, and beyond. Book 3 of a series. The story begins in Waterspell Books 1-2: The Warlock and The Wysard, and concludes with Book 4: The Witch.