Conan’s quest in the Land of the Lotus! His march to Khitai has landed him as a prisoner of the imperial guardbut it will take more than chains to keep a Cimmerian down! Conan plans his escape, but what dreaded beasts lurk in the land of Khitai and what new dangers will impede his quest to return the deadly Tooth of the Nightstar to its rightful master? Plus, Conan has a new comrade but is Meiwei everything she seems? Heng the Insurgent and his roving band of thieves hide a dark secret, and Conan must fight for his life against the bandit king’s deadly power! Will the barbarian have what it takeseven if it costs his very soul?