The peace of winter is broken in the Kingdom of Myrridia by the murder of Archbishop Francis McHenry. Even before the search for Francis's slayer begins, Bishop Edward Fitzroy achieves his life's ambition: the position of Primate of Myrridia. Edward's satisfaction is short-lived when he is confronted by a ghost from his past - his seminary rival and now Dark adept Aldric Smithson. Aldric harbors old resentments and will stop at nothing to attain his ambition: the destruction of Myrridia's Church and Edward Fitzroy, whose Magic may not prove powerful enough to stop Aldric. With power comes responsibility. But who is responsible for the fate of the innocent when those with power run amok?