This adventure/fantasy story whisks the reader into the exotic, mythological tales of India. In The Iron Ring, Lloyd Alexander brings his hero, young King Tamar, through innumerable challenges which shake his world, one in which the warrior’s code of honor is everything. Honor, caste, dignity. All are in question and Tamar struggles to redefine his understanding of honor, the warrior’s code, and how, he, as king, should live and govern. What will become Tamar’s new definition of honor? Alexander weaves a bit of magic, mischief, and mystery into this Indian tale.