An ancient evil stirs in the hills beyond Shaylis, seductive and relentless. Kaltor Stratagar's unwitting involvement in the creature's release drives him onward as the names of friends and innocents alike join an ever growing list of the dead.
The damned soul's influence touches rich and poor alike, twisting the people against their fellows and coating the streets in terror. Kaltor faces a race against time to counter the ancient magic, before the ancient foe's forces can swell to outnumber the King's own armies.
Join Kaltor Stratagar in a desperate struggle of magic, steel and intrigue. Witness a battle of the spirit where the goodness of a man's heart wields more power than the strength of his arm, but only the skill with a blade can keep a man alive.
An even greater threat awaits Kaltor within the protective walls of Shaylis itself, for even damned souls can find friends in the most useful and unexpected places...