This is a book set in the world of Dragonlance and this one contains a character from the original trilogy. In this book Goldmoon is establishing a settlement near a staircase that reaches high in the sky. When one reaches the top they each receive a vision.
The first half of this book was boring. I could not get into it for the life of me and I did not like Goldmoon in her role as I believed that she would not be partaking in the new magic. The second half of the book was much better as it detailed the descent of Gair (Goldmoom's student) and how power corrupts. It also explains Goldmoon's acceptance of the mysticism. I did have a problem with the secondary storyline as it was never resolved.
There are better Dragonlance books out there and I could only recommend this if it is your intent to read every Dragonlance novel.