Most people could never kill without regret. I don’t have that luxury. I’m an artificial creation who exists solely to follow the orders of a tyrannical maniac. Death is the only constant I know. I want more, so I’m running. What lies beyond the realm of my former master, presents a whole new set of problems, including a mistake that lands me at death’s door. I accept that. Welcome it, really. For a relic of war, death is my inevitable release.
Magic has protected Tarsynium for a thousand years, shielding its people from being ravaged by bloodthirsty demons. When a young ranger’s apprentice named Owyn Lund discovers that the Arc of Radiance has been breached, he tries to warn anybody who will listen. But legends aren’t supposed to be real. When a village is mysteriously destroyed, rangers, mages, and rebels all point the finger, blaming each other for the demons’ brutality. However, Zara Dennel, a mage’s ward, has heard Owyn’s tale—and she’s inclined to believe him.