As Eyulf's power grows, so does the desperation of those he betrays. As he draws closer to the Words that will restore his ruined body, the Mage finds the Power to corrupt a King. As the Steward, Queen and Huntsman discover his abilities, Eyulf makes new foes of a Sword-for-hire and her Blacksmith accomplice.
The strands of Eyulf's lies pull tighter around them all.
A Mage’s apprentice destroys his home, family and nearly himself when his use of stolen magic rages out of control. He leaves a trail of betrayal and death behind in his obsessive search for the power to restore his maimed body to health. His victims discover that, together, they have the power to stop him.