Daroth is at wits end to know what to do to control a generation of children he believes is out of control. What is a King to do? The rowdiness he can accept, but when it gets too far out of hand he hands over the training of their offspring to Gabriel. The children take to military training like ducks to water, but the parents find they are missing their babies. Their darlings are being drilled to fight, morning, noon and night and no longer smile. They need a chance to be children. Only Daroth can release them from his edict, and he won’t.
With Daroth showing signs of being stubborn, the women decide they are going to help their King reconsider his decision and he soon learns not to under-estimate the power of the bond between a mother and her children.