is the second exciting instalment of the saga ‘The Chronicles of the White Tower’.
It tells how Bennett, a knight of the White Tower, and Stella, a Romany girl with a deadly knife, find love together.
Their new marriage is complicated by the rescue of Palima, a Mistress of War, who, ages past, was imprisoned in a stone for her part in the battle against evil.
Can the three of them rally the forces of the Romany and overcome Mandrake, a man who prolongs his life by absorbing the life-energy of the men and women who die on his obscene altar?
Their quest takes them across various kingdoms, and they find friends, and treacherous enemies amongst both the nobility, and outlaws.