Book 7 in the Princelings of the East series sees Willoughby, nephew of Lord Mariusz of Hattan, succumb to his curiosity about the time tunnel. A quick trip to the other side sees him trapped in the Realms. He tells his own story of how he survived, learned a new occupation, and became part of Castle White Horse at the most dangerous time in its history. His adventures as a wall-runner and itinerant story-teller, or narrator, bring him to the attention of those in power, who need someone who can go anywhere and give them information. To spy, in fact. It's a tale of danger and double-dealing, lightened by Willoughby's stories, as told to his adoring public. Willoughby's tale starts at the tail end of Book 1, and reviews the events surrounding his first appearance in the series in Book 5; this book is best read after either of those two, but of course, the full sequence is best. Suitable for good readers aged ten and upwards, and essential reading for ninja story-tellers in troubled times.