The third volume in the Fires Trilogy, Ka and her faithful companion, Grodic, search for the last dark weapon, the only weapon that can defeat the Sister of Power. She must use a thief and a mysterious conjuror to aid in her quest and cross mysterious lands that are under siege of war. Along the way, she finds feelings for the thief that makes her uncomfortable as she struggles between her heart and her destiny. While the Queen explores the north tribal lands for the lost Mastadonians, Grove must convince their infuriating rivals, the Learing to join them in the battlefield. With the loss of the Three Sisters, Grove is convinced the moment to strike is now, especially with Ka on the hunt for the weapon that can destroy the Sister. An army marches towards the horrible terrors that Oridee Dalfinito can unleash, hoping Ka can bring the weapon to the front line in time to save them all. Includes maps, dictionary, and a short story. Appropriate for young adult, no language, action/violence.