The Rune that Binds
by Jon Goff
Published: June 21, 2011.
The Virtues abandoned the world many ages ago when mankind turned their backs on them to worship the fallen Virtue, Malasephus, who grants the desires of men through the Beckoning, filling the world with its evil.
One man will dare to defy him, but the Beckoning turns everything it touches to dark purposes, and Sep's quest for revenge will change him in ways he can't imagine.