The continent of Alteer struggles to recover from the aborted resurrection of the Keldran Empire. The Heroes of Bekkon walk different paths, each doing what they can to heal the Five Kingdoms.
Elyssa and Arath’orn travel the rebuilding Darrla Province hunting for clues to the fallen emperor’s fate, even as they’re stalked by the secretive Order. The peace they desire won’t be won without a fight.
The Republic of Ambria, honoring the alliance forged with Pyroth, turns its attention north. Arcandis, the largest nation in Alteer, beats the drums of war. A Temple delegation rides for the border where armies gather, hoping to diffuse the conflict.
Seviah, a freshly anointed Temple Ascendant, hides from enemies of her own in the Ambrian farm country. When a threat comes to Elyssa’s family, she’s dragged into a conflict she’s done everything to avoid.
And unbeknownst to them all, an old foe is on the march, driven by reasons no one understands.