Tarik was just a boy when he saw his family slaughtered by the evil tyrant, El Muerte. Now it is his destiny to seek vengeance, but he knows he cannot do it alone. He must seek three things: the magic sword, Serg; the priceless Crystal of Truth; and the great black steed, Zinzinbadio. Only then will he be able to face the dark power of El Muerte and conquer him forever--or die trying.
"An admirably paced novel... plenty of action and enough about loyalty and courage to satisfy young readers..."
-- The New York Times Book Review