Alan and Kaeth are kinsmen of House Dulnost in the West. Kaeth seeks release from a cursed birth that threatens to consume his very spirit. Alan wishes to prove worthy of his family name, to be of use to his king and his people.
Witches, demon gods, and the cruelty of men stand in their way, but the Wards of Dulnost will struggle until sword falls from hand and sorcery dissipates to nothing. It will be a long fight.