Pressured by his father and mocked by his peers,?15-year-old Tiuri competes to become a Knight of Dagonaut —?just as the kingdom faces a dark threat.
With the Red Riders and Novices hot on his trail, Tiuri makes his way to Mistrinaut, where the mayor’s daughter takes a keen interest in his mission.
The Red Riders drive their captives high into the snowy mountains. Caught in a storm, Tiuri and Lavinia take shelter inside an ominous monastery.
On a ship headed toward Unauwen, Tiuri and Lavinia meet a mysterious passenger?who seems to know the secret of Tiuri's past — and his destiny.
Ardanwen guides the group to an eerily empty town. Lavinia helps Tiuri practice controlling his powers. A startling discovery divides the Novices.
As the Blood Moon nears and Viridian prepares for his homecoming, Tiuri and friends wrestle with doubt, betrayal and a daunting final test.