In this sequel to First Truth, the evil Bailic cannot open the book First Truth himself so he begins to teach the piper Strell magic, mistakenly believing that Strell will be able to open the book. Alissa is secretly taking lesson from the master Talo Toecan. They plan to retrieve the book First Truth and escape once the snow melts from the passes. Alissa must secretly perform the magical skills for Strell without Bailic catching her. Meanwhile the book First Truth is exercising its magic on Alissa and she desperately wants to take it back. When Strell does not progress as fast as Bailic wants, he begins to threaten Alissa. Then Alissa discovers that Bailic wants to use the book's powers to raise the dead and start a war.
This report prepared by Michelle Richie