Akri of the Half Moon makes a gruesome discovery near his home on the high plains: a hunter, killed by a sword - the weapon of man slayers. Is this a sign that the shamans' warding against a long-dormant dark power is faltering?
The lowlands mage Raffin Andelaran makes an unpleasant discovery of his own; seeking help from his guild, he finds corruption at its very heart.
The peoples of the high plains and the lowlands face a threat both new and ancient that will overwhelm them if they stand alone. But to unite their strengths, new paths must be taken, ancient fears overcome - and the world of some must change beyond all expectation.
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