The long-awaited historical saga of the rivalrous dwarven clans of Krynn and the birth of the legendary Thorbardin—told here for the very first time
An old dwarven chieftain, Colin Stonetooth, leads a tribe of Hylar in a migration across Ansalon, pursuing a vision of a new home. Hordes of dangerous outsiders, fleeing the Dragon Wars, sweep across the countryside. Evil magic, strange knights, and precocious kender abound, endandering Stonetooth and his followers during their journey.
In the Kharolis Mountains, in Kal Thax, the Hylar come upon squabbling dwarven clans and knit them into the new nation of Thorbardin. But a Theiwar assassin precipitates a civil war, a curse is fulfilled—and a child is born destined to become the Father of Kings.