fifth book in the Recluce fantasy series details the further adventures
of the young wizard Lerris, protagonist of the 1991 series kickoff, The
Magic of Recluce. Lerris, who narrates, is happily ensconsed in his
carpentry shop and contentedly married to Krystal, a military leader,
when he is called to employ his magical powers in battle against the
forces of Hamor, an empire across the ocean.