With the defeat of the Dark Lord, unseen forces work to destroy the surviving members of the Order. In pursuit of a rogue Wizard, they embark on a perilous journey into the east where they are confronted by a land and its people trapped in religious and political upheaval - and an alliance that will ultimately lead to the gecide of the Elven race. Caught in this rising tide of evil, Prince Markus is forced to confront a ghost from his past while the Wizard of the West must somehow find a way to face his most powerful nemesis. And under the ever-threatening shadow of war, in the midst of betrayal and salvation, treachery and triumph, Arerys and Nayla share a kindred spirit. Their love will either serve to unite their people...or bring further dissension to a race already divided.