Fans of W A Noble's Beast-Speaker trilogy will be pleased that the series has been expanded to include a fourth book which takes the story in a truly unexpected direction. The war is long over and the children who were its victims and heroes are growing up quickly. But just when life seems to be granting them a period of peace and normality, they are called upon to find a cure for the mysterious disease eating away at the limbs and life of their city's leader. Ancient cryptic clues lead them to a far-away and long forgotten mountain enclave where Seeger encounters a very different kind of beast to anything he has seen before. Even with the timely assistance of some dragons, the outcome of this quest remains in the balance until the final pages.