As a son of a warrior clan, Dartin eagerly waits for his chance to become a legend. But when the gods finally reveal his lifelong profession as a ponykeeper, that dream is smashed to pieces. Dartin fears he is destined to muck out stalls and pull bits of hay from his beard until the day he dies. He spends his time in the stables, trying to settle into his new life, until a dark power threatens the dwarves of Munat, brought on by a pony with a voice of his own and something to hide. Dartin must discover the secret of this mysterious pony before Munat’s enemies wipe him and his people out of history for good.