“I was a weapon. Somehow, I’d forgotten that.”
Ian Troy is a Shinree, the only one among his once glorious race that is not drugged and kept docile in order to suppress his magical powers. Still, he is a slave in his own way. Kept on a leash by the kingdom of Rella, compelled to protect her when the need arises, Troy is a weapon. Until that fateful day came, and the world tasted the might and disastrous effects of his magic. Now a sword for hire, he hunts bandits and brigands until the same war he stopped at a terrible price erupts once more, this time more cruel and devastating. The enemies are savage, bent on conquering the continent through massacres and magic long forgotten. Amidst chaos, nightmares, questionable alliances and slaughters of the innocent, Ian must determine his place in the power struggle, enhance his abilities and choose what he is fighting for.