It begins, as most tales do, in a tavern, this one between the lands of dwarves and men, where a young warrior enjoys an unlikely friendship. But the odd peace is shattered when the dwarf-lad of his dear old mate is stolen away. Fie will travel with a motley band of heroes through goblin-filled hills and elf-filled forests -- all to brave the abductor, an impossibly large dragon. But simply rescuing the child may not be enough. There are those with motives far more sinister than even the fire-breathing beast.