First they chase him through the mountains for days. Then they murder his grandfather. And just as seventeen-year-old Silas Ainsley is about to escape his nameless enemies, he is killed.
This is where it should end, but Silas' journey is far from over.
He wakes up and finds himself in a realm called Marenon; a place where humans are not the superior race, where magic is a way of life, and war is threatening to destroy it all.
Forced to make his way through the afterlife alone, Silas joins with a band of lawless mercenaries who claim they can help Silas find his murdered grandfather in exchange for his help on one of their more dangerous missions.
Along the way, Silas discovers he is part of an ancient prophecy declaring that he is the only one who can deliver Marenon from the enemies that wish to extinguish its people - the same enemies that killed Silas and his grandfather.
Silas Ainsley is desperately searching for the Gatekeeper, but the relentless Stühocs are attacking villages, and an assassin is tracking his every move, making it impossible to find the one with all the answers about who he really is.
Meanwhile, after learning that the Dunarian Council has been compromised, Julian Hobbes scours Marenon for the truth about how deep their corruption runs, but the truth will cost innocent lives.
On the other side of Marenon, in the desert city of Voelif, Nalani leads Alric and Coffman in an attempt to steal the orange medallion of power. There they learn of a weapon that threatens to destroy them all.
The war is escalating quickly, and all of them are running out of time.
Held in a dark cell in the heart of Mudavé, Silas Ainsley, the Deliverer of Marenon, meets a new enemy: the Possessor. Silas knows it won't be long before the Stühocs try to kill him, or worse, turn him into an enemy against the very people he is meant to help.
Julian Hobbes has left the throne in Farlaweer in search of the last two medallions of power, knowing that once he has all six, he will be able to use the ultimate weapon against the Stühocs.
With three of the Dunarian council members dead, the Stühoc king, Anithistor, has charged Alric Thirsk with the task of finally destroying the Dunarians for good by killing their leader, Kaden Osric. If Alric fails, his friends will suffer a most torturous fate.
Though the Stuhocs are winning the war, Silas has a dream about a man in Mudavé who claims he can help Silas defeat Anithistor and the Possessor. That man also claims to be Silas' father.