by their blood-frenzied master, GoRec, a merciless
army of rats swarms toward the underground mouse-city
of Tira-Nor. The rats have come for only one reason:
to slaughter the mice and seize their ancestral home. But rats are not the only
nightmare to awaken in the dying days of summer. A cold and bodiless evil
stalks the lonely tunnels of the city, a shadow whose presence may mean that
the doom of the Ancients has risen once again.
hope lies with JaRed, son of ReDemec,
a mouse so small and young even his family calls him Runt. But when the crazy
old seer TaMir anoints JaRed
to be the next king, JaRed’s brother denounces him as
a traitor and threatens to expose the prophecy at court. After all, Tira-Nor already has a king!
by enemies too terrifying to comprehend, JaRed
searches desperately for a way to save the city from annihilation. When GoRec’s vast rat hordes at last descend on the plains above
the city, JaRed is torn between his inner conviction
that "right makes might" and the common sense that tells him victory
against such terrible odds is impossible.
But JaRed is about to encounter a power beyond the rat army,
beyond even that of the Great Owl ... a power that will fling him into a
destiny wilder than anything he’s ever imagined!
Paperback, 208 pages