Rune ran away from an abusive home to become the greatest violinist her world had ever known. Robin made a visit to Skull Hill to recruit a ghost. Nightingale joined forces with T'fyrr, and they all had the daunting task of saving the King--and through him the Gypsies, Free Bards and non-humans of the 20 Kingdoms. Fortunately, their opponents had no idea how potent a weapon music could be. . .