Resting in a guarded fort, cloaked in centuries of black rumours and a bloody reputation, the Book waxes useless. Until the day a fledgling dictator steals it and begins using it to take over the world. The King of Ohadi sends his most trusted soldier, Captain Merric Greldor, to retrieve the book and end the threat once and for all. Merric journeys with an unlikely ally: a murderous thief named Kallista with a forgotten power. Together they must battle across a broken empire, fight fearsome beasts, help rally the oppressed and ultimately face off in a battle of the ages. All while dealing with the spark of attraction that fuels the fire between them.