Continuing the tale of Swordsinger, the elderly Duke of Dalraida sails to the Fair Isles to visit his mother, the youthful Princess Loi and the last remnants of the Sidhe Faerie on Earth. He explains that he has found an heir and confesses that he feels his time is near. Loi wonders if the heir is strong enough for the coming struggles. Back at his castle in Dalraida, Scotland, the Duke meets with the MacIains and reveals that their family has faced bands of wretched creatures time and time again throughout their history. He believes that the evil beasts are reaching out from the past to destroy all the members of his clan. Florry then meets the Duke's mother, Loi of The Fair Isles, Princess of the Sidhe Faerie, to whom she bears a startling resemblance. They develop a bond as their true purpose unfolds. The MacIains reawaken their inherited ability to time travel. Their inexperience separates them in time as they stumble through different eras. Once they master the art of travelling, they reunite during the final grand battle in Scotland. It is a desperate fight, both for their lives and for the future of the world as we know it. During combat, the Swordsinger is ultimately revealed.