The world of Caliel is on the brink of war.
In the lands of the god Vraxor, family turns against family and friend turns against friend, as the dark god's priesthood is riven by dissension and schism, and opposing armies muster in the wings. Raine Destin and a former enemy battle in the halls of power to hold the nation together, but all their diplomacy and guile may not be enough to stop their country from tearing itself apart in catastrophic civil war.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Myrren Kahliana and her friends have come to the great city of Palidia, capitol of the lands of light, on an impossible mission: to track down an ancient and deadly race of demons and recover the weapon they've stolen before they can use it to shatter the world. But Palidia is in turmoil, swollen with refugees, its democracy besieged and undermined from within by a sinister plot, and Myrren's quest will take her into the deep waters of the city's politics, where no one can be trusted and enemies lurk behind the smile of every ally.
Merciless destiny divided them. Can they defy fate and fight their way back to be reunited?