Jared Tolburt twice almost cost Raedrick Baletier and Julian Hinderbrook their lives: once when he turned on them while they were fleeing the Army, and again when he unwittingly led a group of bandits into Glimmer Vale.
Now, Tolburt intends to search out a hidden and well-guarded magical treasure, and Melanie Klemins has offered to accompany him.
Unwilling to trust Tolburt with Melanie's safety, and with Raedrick unable to travel due to his wife's pregnancy, Julian has to do the last thing he ever wanted: travel with and help the man he trusts least in the world.
Far from home and beset with dangers of all kinds, Julian, Melanie, and Tolburt will have to depend on each other even to survive, let alone succeed in their quest for The Falconer's Stairs.
The Falconer's Stairs is the fifth book of the Glimmer Vale Chronicles, a far-reaching quest through a world of valor and magic.