Deltora is a land of monsters and magic.
The evil Shadow Lord has become aware that Lief, Barda, and Jasmine are searching for the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora. He knows that the Belt's power will threaten his terrifying rule if the gems can be returned to it.
The travelers have found three gems. But they cannot rest. The fourth gem is hidden in a shimmering, barren waste, kept jealously by an unknown guardian. Separation, confusion, and strange, terrible enemies await Lief, Barda, and Jasmine in the harsh landscape of the Shifting Sands.
In this conclusion to the series, all of the jewels in the magical Belt of Deltora have been restored to the Belt. Now, Lief, Barda, and Jasmine must find the heir to the king's throne. They know that only the true heir can use the Belt's magic to overthrow the evil Shadow Lord and free the land of Deltora.
Four gems have been found. Now, though grave news reaches Lief from home, and he longs to return, the quest must continue. To find the fifth stone, the heroes must venture almost to the border of the Shadowlands, and plunge into the darkness and terror of the realm of the monstrous toad Gellick — Dread Mountain.
To find the second stone, the three heroes must travel through territory ruled by the monster-sorceress Thaegan. Their journey is filled with treachery, trickery, and danger, and at its end they must face the hideous guardian of the enchanted Lake of Tears.
Lief, Barda, and Jasmine continue their perilous quest to recover the seven lost gems of the magic belt of Deltora. Strengthened by the power of the golden topaz and the great ruby, they begin their search for the third stone. But they cannot know the horrors that await them in their next destination . . .
The Four Sisters, evil creations of the Shadow Lord, are poisoning Deltora and starving its people. Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have found and destroyed the first of the Sisters. Now they must find the second, hidden within the mountains that border the Shadowlands.