Effie knew exactly where she was going, and talented artist-turned-hero Bealomondore knew he had too many choices for his future. Each course would satisfy some part of his desires, but each opportunity precluded following the others. Putting off making decisions seemed reasonable until after he fulfilled his obligation to Queen Tipper and Paladin. Neither Effie norBealomondore anticipated an obstabcle to big to avoid. In Dragons of the watch the two find themselves trapped in a magically isolated city. To find the way out, they must identify the specific needs of a band of feral children and a very old man.