As the Bellringer now learns...
The conspiracy has formed. Robby will make his bid to become King. First, he must go to the mythical place called Griferis, on the far side of the world. But no sooner than their journey begins, Robby and his band of friends face delay and obstacle. Along the way, they make new acquaintances, people both inscrutable and mysterious.
Lord Tallin, brooding and powerful, haunted and paralyzed by a perfect memory. But he is the only person who might buy Robby the time he needs, if only he can shake himself to action.
Lyrium, an Elifaen Firstborn, mysterious and secretive, come to test Robby, and to advise him. But when she meets Robby's companions, one in particular, she is filled with wonder, and with foreboding.
Esildre, beautiful and enigmatic, fighting against the curse that Secundur put upon her. One of Robby's companions will soon fall prey to her enchantment.
When Robby and his companions are captured by pixies, he bargains for their freedom, and risks unleashing the little folk upon an unsuspecting world.
Meanwhile, he is trailed by mercenaries, tracked by black eagles, and followed by an elusive Dreamwalker who holds the key to Robby's greatest power. And darker forces now stir, forces that only Robby can thwart. But only if he can reach Griferis in time, and come to fully understand The Nature of a Curse.