The alchemist Temurei has been driven from his home and fled south. With a few friends, he searches for a new source of magic to power his alchemy. Word has come of a dead god under Ahys.
But as Temurei and his companions enter the Iris of Cenarbasi and begin their search, Temurei begins to uncover secrets. The dead god awakes, and the woman Temurei loves is in grave danger.