The Haraborn have fled Black Stag Vale after their victory over King Kangharl, but still the Lunars and their lackies pursue them, intent on killing their clan's wyter, the Black Stag, now hosted inside its son, known as the Royal. Their only option to save the future of the Haraborn is to become something new. Something unbreakable. Something deadly. Something the Lunars will learn to fear.