The maeuw, a cat-like race and ancient enemies of the ton, have taken these cubs of the tuon priests to Thas, a heavily fortified city, by the order of Namal. He intends them as slaves and will not return them except at great cost to the Tuon Tribes.
To defeat Namal and rescue the cubs, Chief Gratta must ally himself with the cunning human nation of Torial. If the rescue attempt fails, the cubs will surely die in the ensuing war between the tuon and maeuw peoples.
TEARS OF THE TUON starts out the religious epic fantasy serial THE SCOURGE OF TORIAL.