On the other side of the wall of mist lived a tribe of ugly, troll-like giants— the Gadblangs— who spent their lives greedily digging for greb, a precious metal. At length Johrgong, their leader, in search of more greb, discovered Tatrajan and, attracted by the color of Tatsinda's hair, seized her as hostage. How Prince Tackatan rescues Tatsinda and, with her help, rids the kingdom of Johrgong forever is the climax of this enchanting, original tale told by one of America's favorite authors in prose that sings and soars.
Irene Haas, an outstanding illustrator, has made magical pictures in exquisite full color and in delicate line that match the beauty of the story. Together, the author and artist have created a memorable and distinguished book.