Old enemies and new friends accompany Wally, Moriel, Haden, and Peep in their efforts to incorporate Abidanian life into Mortanian civilization. When a dark malice prowls Mortania intent on destroying the Abidanian culture from within, can Waljan maintain faith in himself and all he has known in the struggle to root out evil? This is the exciting sequel to In the Realm of Mist and Mercy.
When young Waljan of the Wood is forced to move to a new home in the city, his first instinct is to resist everything about the change. However, it isn't long before his new circumstances put him on a collision course with the evil lurking in Mortinburg, as well as his own true identity . . . an identity that will only become clear if he can somehow discover what lies beyond a mysterious, unassailable wall just outside the city.