There are only a few days left until the three moons come into alignment and the crazy God Tubilok opens the gates to the hellish Prates, which will cause the destruction of Tramórea. Meanwhile, a thousand years after it was first made, Tarimán reforges a sword of power. Ariel must thwart the machinations of the necromancer Ulma Tor and return Zemal to Derguín, while all the Kalagorinôr wizards try to help the humans in their desperate race against the clock and the Gods. All except for Mikhon Tiq, who, knowing the terrible secret of his origins, seems to have become Tubilok’s ally. The pieces are in place for one last battle.