After rescuing the Gypsies from destruction, the warrior farmers of Pravik have returned home. But peace proves as dangerous as war—confined to the city and surrounded on all sides by enemies, they risk starving to death.
When emissaries arrive inviting the Ploughman to form an alliance with the Empire, he has no choice but to respond.
After five hundred years of oppression, the Seventh World is beginning to wake to the realities of the unseen world behind the Veil. The rise of the Gifted heralds the return of the King of ancient days—but evil is also waking. Aware that their control is beginning to slip, the Order of the Spider sets out to convert the Gifted or destroy them.