Probably one of the R. A. Knaak's best work in the Warcraft universe. The book outlines the events happening sometime between "The Shattering" by C. Golden and the launch of the Cataclysm expansion itself, but certainly before the events that unfold in "Thrall, Twilight of the Aspects" by C. Golden (which was released before this title). It's an insightful read for people passionate about Warcraft lore; there are no new characters created by the writer (e.g. Lucan Foxblood in "Stormrage")and the focus shifts from one established character to another. The story focuses mainly on events unfolding for the Alliance with just a few Horde developments. All in all it is a story about acceptance (of an old compeer, of one's own dual nature, of one's son's different path...) in the aftermath of the Cataclysm.