Five years have passed since the Skandians and the Araluans made their treaty, and Will has finally become a Ranger, with his own fief to look after. He soon learns that even sleepy little islands have problems to keep him on his toes.
Then he and old friend Alyss are thrown into a terrifying new adventure, investigating the truth behind rumours of sorcery in a remote northern fief. As he stands in Gimsdell Wood, with the horrific ghostly Night Warrior looming above him, Will must ask himself one question: is there a rational explanation . or does sorcery really exist?
On his first top-secret mission can Will save a new ally from a terrible curse?