This second book in the Nevile series takes the band of companions deeper into the mystery of the evil king's rise to power. Can he be brought to justice?
Suspicion looms large and deception rules the day as Nevile plots to depose the evil king of Aribbea in the year 2222. To succeed, the famous bridge builder must convince Nina, A.T. and Hunn Dread to support his mission, but everyone feels torn in different directions. Nina's bond with Hanuman the monkey leads her on a new path in life; A.T. is content with power over his own canton and Hunn Dread emerges as Nevile's rival for Nina's affection. As usual, Pierre the bacoo is sneaking off to stir up trouble with his lies. Success now depends on Nevile questioning the Royal Record Keeper to unlock the mystery of the keys in the treasure chest Nina discovered when she first found land and changed the course of the three bridgers' lives. Nevile's first test comes in Xaymaca's elfin forest where duppies confront Nevile's party. Will Nevile unite his friends, Papa Bois' folk, the bridgers and the salt miners to overthrow the king? Will he feel forced to choose between Nina and Seamstress Number 2, who once saved his life? Will he discover SN2's secret? Excitement mounts and tempers flare as Nevile builds his fighting force joined by a second Guyanese genie, a duppy and a forest creature. Will Nevile win freedom for Aribbea from the king?