Brendys of Shalkan thought his adventures were over. He had found love and joy, but his past will t stay dead. A curse placed upon him by a drunken stablehand awakens, threatening to destroy all he loves, drawing into a Shadow which could spell the doom of Milhavior. His only hope is to use the Sword of the Dawn to slay the Sorcerer responsible for the curse . . . a feat he cant accomplish unless he accepts his destiny as the Bearer of the Flame.