The third instalment in the Shadow of the Storm series Jeniche and Alltud have been on an adventure for nearly three years. Now, the time has come for them to go home. But as they leave their hostel in the dead of the night, these plans are thwarted. The Qasireu of Alboran awaits the two travellers with a quest: they must move an item of great value, whose identity is to remain unknown. Carrying this item across the dusty moutains, they make a chance encounter: a woman from her past, who seems to know a great deal about the amulet around Jeniche's neck and the power it possesses. Yet, the amulet isn't the only secret the travellers carry with them. For little do they know, the item they are moving could pose a threat to the entire world.