A long time ago, the gods dwelled among the mortals in the Torn Continent, guiding them and granting them gifts such as fire and magic, but after the Isbaelath, the epic battle between the twin gods of war, they withdrew to another world, hidden to the mortals. Only the myths, legends, and one unfortunate deity remained. To most, myths are all the ancient divinity is, but some still believe that gods and demons are real, and some are personally touched by their existence.
Lady Irana Stemraon doesn't believe in gods or any immortal creatures. At least, not until she finds a tattooed stranger she once dreamed about on the slaver's platform. A Hjelmen warrior, Toren Eddesen, despite being a close friend to a man who claims to be possessed by a divine spirit, also finds it hard to believe in anything but sharp steel and free will, and his countryman, Arron Grethsen, the best archer in Nortenmoor's garrison, only believes in freedom of choice and the things one can see with their bare eyes. However, all three of them are forced to reconsider their views as they start their journeys through Braenduir, and every step takes them deeper into the world of legends and ancient mysteries.