Orlando quickly finishes off Agramante and Gradasso. Rinaldo’s love for Angelica has become an obsession, and he sets off to find her in the east.
While Ruggiero ends up shipwrecked on a rock, Orlando and his team of paladins face combat with Agramante on the island of Lampedusa.
As Agramante looks for a way out, Orlando leads an assault on the city of Biserta, which destroys it. But what plan is Agramante hatching against Orlando?
A Saracen solution backfires badly, forcing the invading forces to sail back to North Africa. What they’re not expecting is an enemy fleet. And Orlando recovers his wits at last.
Marfisa, Bradamante and Ruggiero fight together until the soul of Atlante tells them the story of their birth, and how a cruel misogynist is deposed.
A ride on a hippogriff to Earthly Paradise, then on to the moon to retrieve Orlando’s wits. Meanwhile Bradamante is busy with her golden lance.
Bradamante is told that her lover is to marry another, and sets off to find him, staying at a strange castle. Astolfo flies the hippogriff to Ethiopia.
Orlando swims the Strait of Gibraltar, Ruggiero meets Mandricardo in combat, and Rinaldo leads a night attack outside Paris.
Finest stories of the infidelity of wives, four in a bed, Isabella’s ingenious if fatal means of maintaining her chastity, and the madness of Orlando.
The leading Saracen knights are at one another’s throats, over stolen swords, stolen horses, even in which order they should fight one another to settle their disputes.