Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family. He will teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone. But his ancient foe, the Unmaker, whose cruel whispers and deadly plots have threatened Alvin's life at
Every turn, has found new hands to do his work of destruction.