Beyond the icy Wind Mountains no one in the Ilyian Republic has ever conquered lies a kingdom ruled by a merciless sorcerer who claims to be a god. The Mighty, as he calls himself, will attempt to bring his self-righteous rule to all the world. But a sorceress named Rahin and the troubled young warrior Djeen have been prophesied to stand in his way.
Three winters have passed since Rahin and Djeen last saw each other and time has come for them to meet again. The coming evil is approaching and only they can stop it.
In the Republic's capital, strange things are happening. Senators are being murdered and on their bodies are left something curious: white hibiscus flowers.
In Ily, the greatest city in the Republic and all the known world, a young man is discovered for his unusual fighting skills and recruited into a private soldier troop. But why is he lying about his origin? Meanwhile, the sorceress Rahin is making her way through the scorching desert. Her father is dying and she must reach him before it is too late.