Kian Cardan isn’t short of enemies. Known throughout the lands as ‘The Slayer’, he struggles against the wrath of a powerful pope, dangerous sorcerers and malevolent gods, all of whom hunger for his destruction. Even Kian’s brother fears the inhuman swordsman, and betrayal lurks in every shadow.
In Masaria, K’xarr and his band of renegades seek riches and glory. The infamous usurper Malric Denn has called for warriors to join him in his stand against the papal army, and K’xarr’s decision to aid the unpopular king sets him and his men on a violent course.
A citizen of the ill-fated kingdom, Ashlyn Sweet, knows little of war and greed—or that she’s about to receive a brutal education in both. The talented circus performer lives for the roar of the crowd, but when her path crosses that of the men defending her city, her dreams of stardom are swept into the wake of a greater cause.
With Kian’s friends in grave danger and Masaria on the edge of destruction, the young warrior must once more embark on the bloodstained path that will one day make him legend. But the greatest monster of all is closer than he realizes, waiting to strike from the depths of his own heart.