In the distant past, during the Great War of the Dragons, Queen Dragon’s fiancé disappeared through the Eye in Time, never to be heard from again. Now Lily Quench has discovered a clue to his whereabouts, and she must accompany Queen Dragon to find him. They arrive safely in a magical place known as the Valley of Eydelen, land of the dragons, ignorant of the fact that, back home, the unthinkable has happened: Gordon the Black Count has finally returned to reclaim the Black Empire! With Queen Dragon and its Chief Quencher away, the fate of Ashby looks grim. . . .