The mixed-blood Ellkiiyn are scorned as tainted Kurrs. When the tainted rise up to claim their rights the Era of Darkness descends on Dykarin. More
Taminisha, Regent of Aikanshin is broken and dying from Nyket’s savage attack, but she must survive to fulfil her destiny and save Dykarin from the Era of Darkness. Death and grief stalk her. Love and peace are transient gifts in the midst of Nyket’s tyranny. Already stripped of all that matters Taminisha’s will to live is crushed when Nyket cruelly uses her body to breed an heir. She welcomes death, but the mystery child’s plea sparks her will for survival.