A prince, a sword of legend and a mysterious power he doesn’t understand. Only he can stop the shadows; or the world will be unmade…
What are the dark powers stirring in the East? What is the hidden well of power that only sometimes heeds Dathion’s call? How can he bend Asillia’s greatest artifact to his will and unlock its might? But most importantly of all, how can he defeat a foe that’s not even a part of his world?
For a thousand years peace has reigned over the lands, but no more. Darkness is rising. Serving its cancerous will are wraiths; wolf demons; even shadowy men of unearthly power, branded by shadowy tattoos inked from the blood of a god… but above them all, stands the perfect assassin, a belligerent shadow, blacker than the pitch of midnight… and its coming for Dathion.
Dathion must discover the true nature of his power. He must unite the races to stand against a malevolent force. He must prevail against the avatar of a god, the perfect assassin. But through it all, he needs to preserve that which he treasures most: he must watch over his brother. For who else can keep his brother safe if not Dathion?