"Welcome to the world of Krynn-- formerly a place of beauty and peace, now poisoned by fear and paranoia. Neighbors glare at each other in suspicion. Religious strife tears once tranquil communities apart. Creatures of myth and legend stalk the countryside, sowing terror. As their world descends into darkness, a group of lifelong companions are reunited. Only this ragtag band can save Krynn from the dark forces looming on the horizon-- but the bonds of friendship that time could not sever will be sorely tested by overwhelming odds. A long dormant evil has arisen anew-- and dispatched an army of reptilian warriors to baptize Krynn in blood. A conflict unlike any other has begun--" -- p.  of cover.