For one thousand years the dwarves have lived within the Silent Mountains, isolated from the outside world.It is a life Thuradin Stonebeard has always known and one he would never change. But when a sudden attack on the dwarven capital of Tinas Gran and a massive collapse of their tunnel systems results in the separation of their newly crowned king from his kingdom, Thuradin must do whatever it takes to get King Ronorim Ironaxe back on the throne. Even if it means leaving the mountains.
With a small band of dwarves, he must face the unknown dangers of the outside world of Azar. From monstrous beasts, to cunning humans, to the mysterious viatari, he knows it will take every ounce of courage, mettle, and strength he possesses to find their king and return home. But evil is stirring in Azar, one that the dwarves have long forgotten. One that will make Thuradin question everything he thought he knew about himself, his people, and the life he once held dear.