Bobby has followed Saint Dane to the territory of Zadaa. Here, the evil one's influence has enraged two warring tribes: the Rokador and the Batu. Before their anger destroys the territory, Bobby must thwart Saint Dane's control over these people. As he works to save humanity, Bobby realizes that he himself is changing. He is growing up, and recognizes that his role as a Traveler gives him a power he must respect.