The walled city of Weld is under attck from ferocious flying creatures that raid in the night, bringing death and destruction. The Warden calls for Volunteers to find and destroy the Enemy sending invaders, and the heroes of Weld answer the call one by one, never to return. Rye is oficially too young to go, but his brothers are among the lost and he must find them. What terrors await him beyond the Wall?
Emily Rodda is the author of the hugely successful Deltora Quest series and has more than eight million of her books in print. Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award (Younger Readers) a record five times, she seems to know instinctively what children want to read. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia.