The adventuires of the traveling merchant and his wolf goddess companion continue in the ninth installment of this historical fantasy novel! The capture of the narwhal and the ensuing power struggle between the northern and the southern districts of Kerube has Lawrence caught in the middle! Backed into a corner by his own trade guild, can the merchant find a way to extricate himself from this delicate situation? And what of the wolf bone from Holo's pack? Can the Wisewolf of Yoitsu manage to keep her rage and frustration in check?