Mittrik Hwaelin is the second son of Alluvel’s seated family. With few responsibilities, he indulges in his taste for good ale, sweet song, and pleasing women. But a sudden death drives him from the castle he called home, and adventure lures him to the Forsaken West, where monsters dwell. Where mages wield the elements and elves hear his thoughts. Where Mittrik escapes into his grand quest and discovers magic and love beyond his comprehension.