The hunt for the Dragon Reborn continues, but Moiraine finds herself cut off from her quest at every turn. The Aes Sedai removing her from the search, even the deaths within her own family, do not impede her drive to find the child in time to save him. With the companionship of her closest ally, Siuan, the search continues for he who will both save the world, and destroy it. Her task is compounded by her approaching ordeal: the test to become a full sister within the organization of Aes Sedai. There has never been more to lose, and everything hangs in the balance.