It is the time of the five kings, the prophets, and the rebuilding of the temple which were prophesized in the Book from the beginning. The Lamsi?s have thought to change times and laws; they seek to fulfil the Naroc?s prophecy above those in the Beast Tale Scrolls, and come against the animals of the Wilds and all who believe in the Great Wolf. The world is in ruins. It has lost its sense of balance. The falling away is come and the giant scorpion locusts. Mountains disappear from the landscape, and the water is almost gone. The animals of the Wilds are outnumbered more than a thousand to one by the foreign armies of the earth as they flee to the place of the last battle.
Even Warrior has switched allegiances again. Faith is tested.