A kingdom in peril. An impending invasion by the Karnivans. A kidnapped princess. And a cryptic message about a lion in the Forbidden City.
When sixteen-year-old Prince Eristan becomes the king of Cheswold, opposition arises from an unexpected source, and the result could be the destruction of Cheswold. Determined to save the kingdom, the young king stands firm against the enemy until his sister is kidnapped.
As the armies of Cheswold face Grimlor and the invading Karnicans, the young king receives expert military advice from an exiled prisoner. The resulting battle ends in a most unexpected way.