Searching for his long-lost father, Bransen Garibond is tricked
into journeying across the Gulf of Corona to the wild lands of
Vanguard, where he is pressed into service in a desperate war
against the brutal Samhaist, Ancient Badden.
On an Alpinadoran lake, just below Ancient Badden's magical ice
castle, several societies, caught in the web of their own
conflicts, are oblivious to Ancient Badden's devastating... more...