A temperamental mule, a wily master, secondhand shoes and apparently cursed. What else does the Cripple of Kilten have to put up with? Follow him into a world where dark parts of a city can have tunnels instead of streets and clusters of dragon-scaled towers are the abode of seers living in the greatest city of all.
A fog of fear rises when the immortals who lived in secret among humans, stir, and sorcerers vie for a deadly but powerful staff in a circle of combat in a bid for domination. It is immortals against mortals; and it all gets complicated when the cripple finds out that he too is an immortal.