At the great summer fair in the capital city of Sommerhjem, the evil Regent is forced to step down due to the calling of the Gylden Sirklene challenge, leaving the future of the country hanging in the balance. One year to the day the challenge was called, all nine pieces of the oppgave ringe must be delivered to the capital. Six pieces are already there, but three more need to be found.
The race for the last three pieces of the oppgave ringe has caused the opponents of the Crown to become more desperate, seeking any means necessary to prevent even one more of the pieces from reaching the capital. Piper, a former border guard of the southern mountains; Theora, a border guard of the eastern mountain passes; and Lom, a laborer in the royal palace gardens, find themselves thrown together in pursuit of the remaining pieces. As the three crisscross the country in their search, they must elude agents sent by the former Regent with a particular interest in Lom. Sommerhjem has reached a crossroads, and only time will reveal the direction it will take.
In this continuing fantasy series, Piper, Lom, and Theora race against the forces of a corrupt regent in order to restore rightful rule to the country of Sommerhjem.