(From the publisher):
Three of the fabled Twelve Stones of the Aldor are missing and the young conjuror Lek, wrongfully accused of stealing the third, Nirim the Worldstone, braves the dark Shadowlands in search of the legendary Opal Mountain of Astarlind. There, where the Twelve Stones were mined in the First Time, he hopes to find another with magic as potent. With him goes Findral, one of the great Wolves of Aam. They are joined by young Fith of the Tiddi, a small, shy race older than Men, and his friends, the foundlings Cat and Arl.
Under the Shadow the companions encounter more dangers than the darkness that touches mind and heart, for the Rokarrhale, goblin mercenaries of the evil Lord Naghar, patrol there, and winged spies are about. Belatedly, they realize that they have found more than the fabled mountain, for the honeycomb of caverns at its heart is the long-lost city of Avel Timrel - or was. Now it is Nagharat, the fortress of the Lord Naghar and his half-human, half-lemur captains, the Illegans - and the prison of the Ashkins, a folk strangely like the Tiddi.
Original title: Shadow Dancers
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Fantasy Worlds