Magic makes them unstoppable.
It's also addicting.
Ashai Larish is an assassin from the brutal Denari Lai-an order of hardened religious zealots kept loyal through relentless addiction to magic.
But addiction mustn't be confused with weakness. The Denari Lai are living, breathing weapons. In a hundred years they have never failed.
Amid looming civil war stemming from slave rebellion, one assassin-one man-falls for his target and fails to make the hit. Ashai is left in withdrawal as the order cuts him off, leaving him without magic. He quickly finds himself alone, in suffocating and faithless darkness.
War threatens. His heart shatters.
And worse-now he must hunt his own kind...