Trouble comes to the Botai at the peak of their power. Recent raids on shepherds and travelers have started again in a similar pattern to attacks made by the Smolens villagers years ago. Even worse, the Botai have lost their access to tin, the key ingredient in making bronze.
Daven, the Botai lead hunter, decides to search for the raiders first and deal with access to tin later. He suspects that their old enemies are back, and it appears that Mercillus, leader of the Smolens, might have enough men to take revenge on the Botai. The trio of Botai leaders, Alex, Daven, and Bruno, take their hardened fighters and set out to find the raiders, journeying to unknown lands and facing strange new challenges. Along the way, they battle slavers and encounter a variety of other people, both hostile and friendly. But soon they learn that the raiders, who call themselves the Wolf Clan, are responsible for the raids, and some of their names and faces are familiar.
In this historical novel, a group of Bronze Age horsemen set out on an action-filled journey in order to protect their way of life from raiders seeking to destroy it.