Futhark is imploding. As the king and his weakened army try and deal with the loss of Sulbreth, the people struggling for survival start to turn on each other. Against all odd, Cage Stone and Sabelline Shelton return to rejoin the battle against the evil god-like being driving the chaos on Futhark. Cage must make the final step and not only accept his fate and the sacrifice he was born to make. More
Sulbreth is destroyed and the demon danger along with it. King Jonared faces the loss of his brother as well as his beloved city while he tries to gather control of Futhark once more. The unexpected joy of discovering Cage Stone and Sabelline have once more escaped death is overshadowed by the mounting violence among the citizens of Futhark. Men turn on their neighbors and kin with a savage violence horribly like the mindless cruelty of the demons. The remaining Keepers along with the elves search ancient manuscripts in search of answers to the evil spreading like a disease through the population. The answers they come up with are terrifying and unbelievable. Only after a few devastating attacks and the loss of many lives, does the king believe an actual magical being is behind the rise of vicious outlaws. Before long the king and his small force of faithful soldiers are surrounded. Their only choice is to retreat and plan a defense. Cage knows one thing. He must face this god-like creature of legend. The very land beneath his feet cringes at the foul touch of Ferlon, the creature freed by the eruption of the volcano that destroyed Sulbreth. Cage has always known he was different and circumstances have trapped him into this final confrontation. Now he finds he can accept what he is and what he must do. All the small battles against men turned to animals, all the fortifications of walls, and the thousands of arrows cannot win the war to save Futhark and Cage’s friends and family. Only by killing Ferlon can Futhark become a haven for humans and elves again. The race begins to find the answer. How does one kill a god and how long until the god decides to finish off the king and his pesky brother once and for all? Ferlon hasn’t walked on Futhark for ages and he’s never met a creature like Cage Stone, half elf and half human. Something about the half-breed disturbs him. The only answer is to crush Cage Stone and everyone connected to him. The final battle for Futhark finds Cage with little understanding of the forces that have brought him to the battlefield. Bravery and a gift for warfare will only take a warrior so far. Sometimes he needs more. Sometimes he needs everything if he can accept everything he is and ever could be.