Author(s): Tom Arden
The vision came in a wilderness long ago, commanding the Sultan¿s ancestor to lead his peoples to the place that would be called the Sacred City. There, deep within a rocky cavern, there burns an immense, roaring column of fire: the Sacred Flame, the source of the Sultan¿s power. But the Flame harbours a terrible secret ¿ and so does the Sultan.
Prince Jemany is plunged into a seething hotbed of political machinations and rebellion as he begins the next stage of his quest to seek the long-lost crystals of the Orokon. Already the anti-god Toth Vexrah, has burst free from the Realm of Unbeing and is working his evil upon the susceptible and easily swayed. Only Jern standsin his way but Jem is trapped in the bizarre, horrifying dreamworld of the enchanter Almoran.
Meanwhile his lost love Cata becomes embroiled with the Shimmering Princess, the idol of millions, whose fate holds the key to the Sultan¿s empire ¿ and to the whereabouts of the third crystal, the pulsing red crystal of the fire god Theron.