The human port town of Passage lies on the Eastern coast of the land bridge between Sunholt and Iceholt. Unknown to the humans, Jethel the elf lives in Passage’s forest along with a Preserver named Willowsnap who calls him “Fire-Eye” for his intense emotions. Jethel — separated from his elfin companions at the close of their adventures in the Forevergreen forest, and left behind when the others flew off in the restored Palace of the High Ones — must now thread his solitary way through intrigues hatched by humans and elves alike.