In old Brigstowe, capital of Wessex, King Tobrytan has fallen under the influence of the evil sorcerer Kemshah and no one is safe. Rich and poor alike suffer heavy taxation and anyone who protests is a traitor. The dragons who protect the city are helpless because Kemshah has stolen their eggs and they dare not defy him.
Kenric is a telepath who works in the dragon caves. His father Alden, once a friend of the king, has been arrested on trumped up charges of treason and will be executed in three days. The young Kenric must somehow save his father and free Brigstowe from the tyrant’s yoke. His only hope lies with a band of outlaws and a stranger from a strange land.