(from the back of the book)
The game of Imman played with ash bats and corc balls, is very popular in the northern and middle regions of Aventurien for more than a hundred years, although the heyday of the promotion by th nobles like emperor Hal is over.
The inhabitants of the divided and disputed duchy of Albernia like the call of such such a competition: All that, that was not reached in years of struggle, a Imman tournament should now set: a brief period of peace.
But while ordinary people go there to combat boredom, a countess and a queen will use the background for there intrigues. The heroes get into a maelstrom of events in which they do not only have to survive but also are responsible for the fragile peace of an entire region.