It is one hundred years since the Fimbul winter. Danger no longer threatens the Northlands, but as a consequence, Alex has become restless and yearns for new adventure. Far from his kingdom, he finds what he seeks as he journeys into the east.
No-one could have known why three children were drawn through a gateway that led them into another world entirely. They had been called to its aid twice before. Now, for a third time, they would find themselves returning to that beautiful, magical, yet mysterious and often wild place.