The book's back cover says - The nights are darkening. Pesten is becoming a wilderness of ice and stone. Dragons and wolfmen ravage the land. With the death of Rhawn, Mole has become a leader before his time. With his band of fellow orphans, he must destroy the loathesome sorcerer Ammar - or the world will be doomed to everlasting winter.....It is a First Paperback Publication edition.