Many years after the Krell Wars and the Eldric have mysteriously disappeared from the land, taking with them the only means to counter any future demon threat. Demons have been quiet as the time is not yet ripe for them to cross the Divide.
Kaplyn faces a dilemma. In a heart-pounding journey through a bedevilled tower set with traps he must find an ancient Eldric talisman. Everything in the tower seems unreal and he must use all his cunning to survive.
Vastra, a self professed sorcerer, claims the talisman will reveal the whereabouts of the Eldric, but is Vastra to be trusted? He is manipulative, lusts for power and harbours a secret for which he will kill to protect. Their journey is fraught with danger and there are indications that demons are crossing the Divide, but are these random events or more worryingly an indication that Drachar’s might is once more on the rise?
A cataclysm of power will disrupt the very foundation of the worlds and a rent in the fabric of space will allow the spirit of a dead emperor, Shastlan, to cross the Divide. Not content with destroying one world his ghostly gaze now alights on another.