In Halferan, Captain Corrain is hailed as a hero, but he knows all such praise would turn to anger if the Caladhrians knew what had really happened. The wizard who supposedly saved them has claimed the corsair island for his own. Corrain fears the worst, as he confides in Lady Zurenne of Halferan. But this disastrous turns of events cannot be concealed from Hadrumal's mages. Planir's leadership is openly questioned despite the best efforts of his confidante, the magewoman Jilseth and his other friends and allies. Surely he will enforce his authority by crushing this upstart? Unless the Aldabreshin warlords act first. That island lies on the outer fringes of their Archipelago. The warlords are watching the ominous skies as a once in a lifetime conjunction of the stars approaches. Will the warlords be content to drive this solitary wizard out of the Archipelago or had the time come for them to destroy all magic?
Book 2 of the Hadrumal Crisis