For nearly five centuries, a magical war has raged between the mage and the medjai for command of the mortal realm. When Lucian discovers he is a mage, and an unwilling participant in this age-old feud, he must quickly obtain the magical skills necessary to ensure his survival. The Aegis Amulet, a celestial artifact constructed by the Ancient Lords themselves, has once more presented itself. Vengeance and desperation fuels Lucian's race to the amulet's chamber, but can he arrive in time? Can he receive the amulet before the murderous medjai claim it?