For countless millennia, no man or beast has ever succeeded in
breaching the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Until now ...Abandoned
as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith is the only dwarf in a kingdom
of men. But when he is sent out into the world to deliver a message
and reacquaint himself with his people, the young foundling finds
himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained. Not
only his own safety, but the life of every man, woman and child in
Girdlegard depends upon his ability to embrace his heritage.
Although he has many unanswered questions, Tungdil is certain of
one thing: no matter where he was raised, he is a true dwarf. And
no one has ever questioned the courage of the Dwarves.