The Threat of Saint Flesh
Bathmal, now, returns home to revel in his accomplishment, and to rescue his mother from the backbreaking misery offered by Millstand's fullbloods.
But upon returning, Bathmal and Nojo find Millstand deserted and ransacked, his mother and everyone else gone. There is little evidence as to what had happened to the townfolk.
The Golden Griffin will wait...Bathmal needs only to survive.