'The eternal desire for immortality is at the core of this epic series. It is the story of the Tide Lords, twenty-two men and women who, thousands of years ago, traded their humanity for immortality ... only to discover it is a double-edged sword. Some still relish their immortality, while others wish only to end it.
'Jaxyn and Diala have murdered Mathu and Diala is now ruling Gleaba. Stellan is in hiding and Arkady is a slave. Declan is still trying to find her, while juggling all the other problems he has to deal with as the Queen's spymaster.
'Meanwhile, Stellan has taken charge of the Scard Army and is starting to whip it into shape. Shilly Ponting introduces him to the rest of the Cabal of the Tarot and tells him of the Lore, and the information contained within.' (Publisher's blurb)