Laeryk Thorn's quest to become a Wyvern Knight of Valdaran has always been filled with adversity, but time will soon run out for the squire. The only path left to Laeryk will put him into direct conflict with the serpentine creatures called the naelfarn and their conspiracy to return their demonic gods, the Surok'tarn, to Aerth... unless Laeryk can stop them. More
The Proving: The final test a squire must pass to prove himself worthy of being presented to the wyverns to be chosen as a full Wyvern Knight of Valdaran.
Laeryk Thorn has only three months to pass a Proving before being expelled from the ranks of the Wyvern Knights forever. When the inhuman naelfarn seek to create a vessel to allow their demonic gods to return to Aerth, Laeryk and his companions are thrust into the middle of the naelfarn plot. What began as an effort to prove himself ready to become a knight quickly escalates into a quest to destroy a godlike monster, as the fate of Aerth depends on LAERYK'S PROVING.