More than two centuries ago, the three kingdoms of Rundin, Wallmyre, and Tepis banded together at the urging of the wizard Paulo Centuros to combat the ambitions of the sorcerer-king, Novaris. Yet, although they were triumphant and the forces of the sorcerer-king were scattered, Novaris himself was not to be found. Uncertain as to whether their foe was dead, the wizard sent forth the knight Evan Wytherling on a quest to seek the truth about Novaris, no matter how long it took. Now, though, still alive despite the passage of time and the dark forces he has faced, Evan returns to the scene of the climactic battle and discovers that the truth may have been under his nose all this time. However, in ferreting out the secrets of Novaris disappearance, Evan uncovers the sorcerer-kings long-dreamt plot of vengeance...and the fact that not only is he key to them, but that the dead --- even dragons --- may not rest easy in the forests surrounding the battlefield.