Horses, the crowned jewel of Sebai's booming trade empire, are going missing all over the barony. The best trackers and horse masters on the island follow the tracks left behind by the missing horses only to have all traces of the mares disappear into thin air. Investigators, citizens, and the new baron, Talisan, son of Ahnush and Jamal at-Sebai, are all stumped. There are many theories as to the cause of the disappearances: horse thieves, pirates, even magic! The disappearing act of the horses may prove disastrous for Sebai and threatens to completely collapse the horse trade industry. The mystery must be solved before all of the Sebaian herds vanish forever!