In the territory of Zadaa, Saint Dane's influence has fueled the fire of discontent between two warring tribes: the Rokador and the Batu. This is also the territory where the Traveler Loor lives as a member of the Batu. Together she and Bobby must work to thwart Saint Dane's efforts to destroy Zadaa. But as Bobby pursues Saint Dane, he begins to see this quest as more than a series of adventures. It has finally become clear to Bobby—the stakes are as high as it gets, all of Halla lies in Bobby's hands.