In this sequel to The King of the Trees, Rolin and Marlis are enjoying a carefree autumn picnic with the griffins Windsong and Ironwing when they are trapped between worlds. Too late they learn the connections among a silver starglass, a handful of pearls and five ravens. Cut off from friends, family and each other, they must learn to survive in a land where unwary travelers fall prey to savage creatures. To save Lucambra from a devouring darkness, they join forces with some unlikely allies. Only in losing all they have ever known and loved do they discover the faithfulness of Gaelathane. This is the second title in the “”King of the Trees”” fantasy series. Seven titles have been published to date. All the titles feature a glossary and pronunciation guide at the back for easier reading and/or reading aloud. This series is ideal for both pre-teens and teens (ages 8 and up, male or female), including young adults and adults. These books do not contain objectionable scenes or language, and appeal to those who enjoy other classics.