No civilizer has ever come back alive from the Feechiefen Swamp. What makes Aidan think he can?
As the second book of the Wilderking Trilogy
opens, Aidan is living in the court of King Darrow. He has become best friends with Darrow's son Steren, and he enjoys great favor among the courtiers. But King Darrow's suspicion is growing and his insecurity causes him to hate the young man who saved his kingdom. Concerned about his king's spiral into ever-darker moods, Aidan asks what he can do to help. Darrow sends him on an impossible adventure into the Feechiefen Swamp, thinking he is sending Aidan to his death.
Aidan's fate is not yet sealed, though, for he allies among the feechiefolk who know him as the hero Pantherbane. But even the feechiefolk may be unable to deliver Aidan from the enemy who waits in the swamps deepest recesses--an enemy who threatens not just Aidan, but all of Corenwald.