King Ferdinand the Thirteenth encounters more problems and again seeks help from the Wizard-who-lives-in-the-Wood. Princes Ianthe has an important lesson to learn, and poor Marinella sits every day by the sea and waits – but for whom? Captain Rufus is looking for things that have disappeared from the Castle, people are not at all happy about a new Cook, a stranger seems to be a magician, but maybe he is not, and Gregorius the Stonemason has built a house that nobody likes. Just what is going on in the Kingdom of Vāldovar?.