Further to the north, Darial, badly wounded during the attack at the Isle, desperately needs to reach the capital with his information about their chief adversary's identity. First, however, he must try to cross the Great River but it's guarded by the Blue Company, sworn enemies of the rebels.
Will any of them reach Caer-Banc before its too late and Corinius' plans are accomplished? For their world's sake they must but the odds are stacked against them. And what of Maristan? Alone in the stronghold of the Usurper, pregnant with Rollo's child and completely at Malglint's mercy. Can she survive her bitter circumstances or is she fated to die as her father before her, burnt at the stake as a witch?
Firelord's Curse continues where Firelord's Heir ended.