Enter Remy, a quick-witted courier whose dangerous freight leads him into the vanguard of an ancient war between forces of light and a rising tide of shadows.
Alone and near death after an encounter with several stormclaw scorpions, Remy collapses with his package at his side, undelivered. When he awakes, he is in the company of a band of adventurers led by Biri-Daar, a dragonborn paladin of Erathis whose wariness of Remy’s magical cargo is outweighed by an oath sworn to the Knights of Kul, the ancient guardians of a time passed.
Duty bound, each sworn to a task, the two must combine interests to withstand the nefarious forces keeping them from their goals. As destinies coalesce, our heroes find themselves to be the linchpin of a centuries-old struggle between madness and civilization.
About the Author
Alex Irvine is the award-winning author of five original novels—Buyout; A Scattering of Jades; The Narrows; The Life of Riley; and One King, One Soldier—two short story collections, and several shared-world and media-related projects, such as Batman: Inferno and The Vertigo Encyclopedia. He has worked as a reporter for the Portland Phoenix, and was part of the writing teams for the ground-breaking ARGs The Beast and I Love Bees. He lives in Maine where he teaches American literature and creative writing at the University of Maine in Orono.