Eamon Goodman is faced with a desperate task. The Master the usurper who sits enthroned over the River Realm has threatened to slaughter every man who has ever loyally served Eamon. To save his men, Eamon must bring the Master the head of the true Kings closest ally. Little does the Master know that Eamon once freely pledged allegiance to the King. How can Eamon now face the King, whom he has wilfully betrayed? And who will pay the price for every broken vow? The Kings Hand is the second volume in the epic fantasy trilogy, The Knight of Eldaran.