When Gordon the bio-mage and the other Illuminated – magicians blessed with familiar spirits that give them remarkable powers – hear rumors that Shadow is on his way, they soon learn that the adept of Death, supposedly mythical, really exists. He’s undead, invincible, and ruthless. He kills Illuminated. Nothing can stop him, and now it seems that Gordon is his chosen target.
Gordon’s familiar spirit knows how he can survive, but she’s left him alone to discover it for himself as a test. If Gordon can’t find the answer in a few days, he’s sure to die.