Fate and dark forces may finally pose more than a match for Rowan, the hero of Rin. The dreaded Zebak nation is closing in fast. The Zebak have fanged, flying grachs to carry out their missions, and revenge burning deep in their hearts. Rowan's little sister, Annad, is their first target. And that is only the beginning. . . . Emily Rodda's seamless novel threads together an unlikely group of comrades, a witch's agonizing riddles, and a fortress of steel hiding the most elusive of secrets, a secret that may spell destruction for the Zebaks'or for Rin. A new dazzlingly unpredictable Rowan adventure — riveting to the end, and utterly believable.