Over a thousand years have passed since the Long Wars ended and the higher gods abandoned the lands of Arden. Divided and fearful, Arden has managed to secure a restless peace.
But peace never lasts. Darkness creeps through the lands once more.
Salvarias, a man born of shadow and fire, will become hunted for his magic and a power that can grant a vile god instant victory. Only his brother, Wilhelm, can save him from not only the evil stalking him, but also the darkness that grows within.
Salvarias’s visions have saved the city of Serinity. Now, a new vision of a massive army will send the Laybryth brothers and a group of companions on a perilous journey across Arden.
As the darkness discovers the secret behind Salvarias’s visions, it schemes a dreadful ploy to ensnare him. Wilhelm’s abilities become battle tested as he struggles to keep his brother safe. But not all of Wilhelm’s enemies can die by the blade.
Destructive powers igniting inside Salvarias threaten to drag him into darkness. It falls to Wilhelm and Lunara, a woman with a mysterious connection to Salvarias, to show him that he is deserving of the love he so desires.
As Salvarias finally understands his true destiny, the untold story of the gods’ abandonment begins to reveal itself. Every answer the brothers discover only raises new questions.
Wilhelm and Salvarias find themselves unwilling pawns in a deadly game. One they must play, no matter the cost.
Evil has spread, determined to rule and desperate to avoid the mistakes of its past. There is little time for King Lilkous to prepare for the impending war as darkness threatens every corner of Arden. Doom seems inevitable, but some souls are not so easily extinguished.