Now embroiled in a clash with the four most powerful warriors in the land, John and his friends would have been slaughtered if it weren't for the appearance of Father Kenneth. But even Kenneth's formidable force might not be enough. And when the tide changes, Arin, John and Ugdrasil get split up. Can they hazard their dangerous journey divided? Each will need help, and they may just get it from the mysterious denizens of the Tass Forest.