Sallis ti Ath is now well established in his adopted home of Marka and is looking forward to settling down in the city with his love.
Murder sets Sallis on a path of vengeance and he begins a chase to the furthest edges of Markan influence. On the way, he is forced to challenge his own beliefs concerning justice and the Gift.
The Malefic Sephiroth is waiting to move against one of the most celebrated and feared bounty-hunters Marka has ever seen. If they can turn Sallis against the Gift, they will win a great weapon in their struggle against the ilvenworld itself.