Ezara ran for her life, escaping the destruction of her home. As well, the responsibility to protect a group of the village children was thrust upon her, and her only hope was an old recluse she had always been told to avoid.
The last thing this recluse, Bogrel, wanted was to rescue a bunch of children. But in doing so, he might find redemption for his bloody past, and find salvation for his homeland.
Their flight from their pursuer, a young, ambitious Lord who is fueled by an ancient evil, takes them across the known world. But running proves futile, as they are drawn back into the endless violence they tried to leave behind, and will end up changing the course of the history.