Tark, separated from his companions, strikes out to discover his purpose with only the most unlikely of allies by his side -- Ado the Tremlin. Why was he chosen? How do the strange beings known as the ancients fit into the puzzle? What secret does the glowing blue gem of Kandair hold? What is happening to his mind and emotions? While Tark searches for these answers, Dalia, Flade and Arianna search for him. He may have left them behind, but they are not about to give up on their troubled friend just yet. The trio embark on an adventure all their own.
Events are unfolding across the civilized lands that reveal the Dark Lord's plans to be grander than anyone ever suspected. With King Airos of Kandair out of the way and The Three-Empire League incapacitated, his true search begins. Unrest spreads across Pangias. Meiron's power grows, as does his desperation. He wants the gem of Kandair and nothing is going to stop him from claiming it.