Slay the dragon, get the loot, live happily ever after, right? Not always. Life is never so simple and returning heroes may find that fitting back into their old lives is impossible. Fate casts them away from hearth and home as the diminutive Kindal tries to find his homeland, young Jared seeks for his missing father, the bereft Bjorn looks for needed healing and headstrong Wulfgar tries to grow into his new stature. Their journeys pull them apart and bring them together as they learn about themselves and each other and their individual quests intertwine with a dubious nobleman’s own ambitions to secure for himself a young dragon. Can they rise to the new challenges before them and come to terms with what they have become or will their own foolhardiness pave the path to their doom?