This is an epic story which takes place in many different lands. It tells the story of Carthrall – a new king who will unite the Shiremen and the Bodmifflians. It is about the ruling class of Remrah - a city that used to rule over them. The power of this story lies in the moral questions that are explored in a world where evil manifests itself outwardly and inwardly, and magic can help solve problems. There are joyous celebrations and grueling executions, a gentle romance between Carthrall and Salissa, and a dark obsession that the “rogue druid” has for Salissa. This is a story of warfare and bloodshed, love and loss. The central theme to the book is one of redemption, asking whether someone who has committed the vilest of crimes and who is utterly loathed, but changes and truly repents, should be forgiven and allowed redemption.