Fate has thrown Benfro and Errol together once more, but it is far from a happy meeting. For the dragon, Errol represents all that he hates most in the world - mankind who are responsible for the death of his mother and the slaughter of the villagers he called family. He also has to contend with the ever-stronger influence of Magog, reaching out to him along the rose cord and forcing him to rebuild the collection of jewels he scattered.
Errol is beset with dreams of a far-off place, following the footsteps of his beloved Martha, but unable to reach her. She has been trapped in a great fortress, at the top of a high tower, in a cage with bars of gold. He longs to find her, to rescue her as she rescued him. But his ankles are broken, his body wrecked in King Ballah's torture chamber beyond even the healing skills he learned from his mother to repair.
Benfro has the knowledge of a dragon healer, and Errol holds the key to holding off Magog long enough for Benfro to regain his strength. Enough that the young dragon can set about finding a way to be rid of the dead mage forever.
Working together, they might just survive. Apart, they will surely perish at the hands of Inquisitor Melyn.
Über den Autor
J. D. Oswald is the author of the epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro. Currently, Dreamwalker, The Rose Cord and The Golden Cage are available as Penguin eBooks. He is also the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series. James runs a 350-acre farm in North East Fife.