Sparrowhawk has defeated several dragons so what’s next?
Sparrowhawk tries to go back to Roke but the magic protection that once protected him from the Shadow while he was a student there is now preventing him from from returning. Distressed, he tells the shipmaster to turn around to let him off as he is not welcomed. On land, he runs into a man who tells him that what he seeks is in Osskil at .the Court of Terrenon. With no other plan or direction he decides to go there. One of the men he meets on the boat Skiorh guides him but he is soon overtaken by the Shadow. The Shadow knows Ged’s true name and almost has him but he escapes.