Isranon's army winters at the estate of Lord Edvarde near Ildyrsetts. Isranon needs mages for his war against the hellgod, Galee, and must convince the high mages to aid his cause.
His apprentices, Stygean and Jingen compete for the affections of Chinisi, niece of senior mage, Geoffry Cordwainer. It swiftly escalates from words to violence, threatening Isranon's alliance with the mages.
Short stories about the concealed, the sinister and the supernatural. A man sees things nobody else can see: demonic creatures. A witch's curse hunts a young woman. Something is scratching inside the walls of Sylvia's new house: is something trying to get out? Ghost hunters find more than they bargained for. Is Eve being taken by aliens, or something more horrifying. Grocery shopping goes to hell.
Taken as a blood-slave by Anksha the Beast, Isranon, a young necromancer must choose between his dead father's teachings of pacifism and his lycan mentor's warrior beliefs in order to survive. In a brutal world of demons and the undead, Isranon must find the key to Anksha's inner nature. He reaches out for answers in a world growing steadily more hostile toward him.
The world's only hope is now the despised Isranon, apostate Dark Brother of the Light. Eternally bound to Anksha the demon-eater, and threatened by his own people as well as the scions of the light, how can Isranon prevent the coming holocaust sweeping the planet free of life? How can he even hope to survive long enough to recover his ancestor's staff, long promised to him in prophecy?