The Matriarch of Ramunna needs an heir. Only the lost healing magic of the ancient wizards can help her conceive and bear the daughter who will ensure Ramunna’s future. She sends an expedition to seek the wizards legends say still dwell somewhere far across the uncharted ocean.
Tevenar hovers on the brink of disaster. Elkan, Josiah, and the rest of the Wizard’s Guild battle a virulent wheat blight, but even the Mother’s power might not be enough to prevent a deadly famine.
Two lands, separated for a millenium by divine decree. Each holds the key to the other’s survival. But in order to strike the bargain that could save them both, they’ll have to persuade the Mother herself to change her Law and end the isolation that has protected Tevenar for centuries.