An ancient evil rises. A trio of unlikely heroes must find the will to stand and fight.
Ronan dreams of wandering beyond the thick stone walls of his town. Unfortunately, he is the only youth unable to wield the magical force of onda, which means no caravan will risk bringing him into the wild.
The walls that protect him from the monsters of the night are also his prison.
In the capital of Lindra, Count Jamie Pierce is coerced into stealing an ancient book. As he plans the theft, he comes to learn that all is not well in his homeland. An ancient foe prepares to attack, but no one is sounding the alarm.
The thief who has never stood for anything must decide whether he’ll fight or flee.
Laran is a sumar, one of the select warriors who wander the wild to protect the citizens hiding behind their impenetrable walls. He’s more at home among the trees and the stars, but when he stumbles upon a new breed of demon, cleverer than any he’s fought before, he’ll need to learn how to trust the very humans he so despises.
Don’t miss the start of this epic Fantasy Adventure from Ryan Kirk, bestselling author of Nightblade & Blades of the Fallen. As dark forces gather quietly around our heroes, fate throws Ronan, Jamie, and Laran together for a task that will carry them across their duchy and into the heart of a malevolent enemy.