Evil stirs again in Evaria, as the Emperor of Stigia seeks to expand his control over the realm.
His hopes for conquest now rest in a young female gecko. With her leading his armies to find a powerful artifact, perhaps his dream of ruling all of Evaria might finally be realized.
But the Emperor is not the only one looking for this lost item, and once again, Chase, Jonas, and Kikotrek through the rainforests in search of the Glowing Grove.
The young friends race to discover the secrets which will lead them to the Sword of Xanth.
If they were able to recover it and return to the Chameleon King with the mystical weapon, it might swing the balance of power, keeping the Emperor of Stigia and his horned legions at bay...