The Giant's Dance : As the villagers of Nether Norton celebrate gathering in the first of their harvest, Will considers his good fortune: a loving wife and a healthy daughter. But a feeling of unease is stirring inside him, which only increases when he sees an unnatural storm raging on the horizon. Will calls on his old friend Gwydion, a wizard of deep knowledge and power once known as 'Merlyn', for advice. Gwydion reveals that the battlestones scattered throughout the Realm are once again working to hasten a devastating war between King Hal and Duke Richard of Ebor. Gwydion believes that only Will, as a reincarnation of King Arthur, has the skill to break the power of the battlestones. But the sorcerer Maskull is determined to thwart him, so that he can manipulate the stones to his own sinister ends. When Will last left Nether Norton he was an unworldly youth of thirteen. Now he is a husband and a father, he has a lot more to lose. But he has a whole Realm to save.