As the Armies of Light clash with the Mysteries of Darkness, the Kingdoms of Earth are caught in the midst and the fate of all creation hangs in the balance. Mekonnen, a young warrior from the great Kingdom of Aksum in the 6th century A.D., becomes caught in the midst of this ancient conflict between good and evil. His life is changed forever when his kingdom is attacked by malevolent agents of Darkness called Dark Qataliyan, lead by a powerful sorcerer they call Lord Silver Gauntlet, who performs black magic to release these savage creatures and to resurrect Waynaba, the Serpent-king who terrorized the kingdom about 1500 years earlier. Accompanied by an eccentric holy man, Abba Shiloh the Bahetawi, they form uneasy alliances with people of various languages and tribes. There is also occasional intervention from powerful Mal'ekt (Angels) from the celestial realms of Samayat (The Heavens), Mekonnen embarks on an adventurous quest to vanquish the kingdom of evil forces. He must venture through gleaming cities, restless towns, perilous forests, treacherous waters, over rugged mountains, enter sacred monasteries and hidden realms to acquire the parts of the Armor of Egziabeher in order to battle with and defeat the deadly Dark Qataliyan, Waynaba, and other vile creatures from the Abyss. Can Mekonnen find the parts of the armor in time to defeat these deadly adversaries, and will he be able to use them effectively to accomplish his mission? Will he be spiritually, physically and emotionally prepared and be found worthy to wield the Manfasawi Sayf - The Sword of the Spirit -, also called "The Sword of Light", the most powerful and legendary weapon in the universe? Join Mekonnen in his epic adventures to find out! This is a historical, Christian-fantasy novel with more than 120 illustrations that showcase Ethiopian and Eritrean (Horn of Africa) culture, spirituality, faith, and legends. If you love epic adventure fantasy like The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or King Arthur legends then you may want to check this out! Unique Facts: This novel, though written in English, incorporates words from the ancient Ethiopic language of Ge'ez into the story, with the Ge'ez script (Fidel). It also incorporates a few words in the Agew and Oromo languages.