“I will be free! The chains of the old celestial gods cannot hold me. You will free me. I will bestow on you power unseen by mortals since the reign of Abaddon. The nemerons have my ancient books and I have cut a deal with their draconic rulers. They will give you the books if you help them destroy the empire. The emperor and his family must die, and their death will bring about the Eighth age, an age reminiscent of the dawn when gods walked the earth.
"You must ensure that the assassins get close to the emperor and his family, the rest will be up to fate, my champion.
“I have an idea mistress, one that will fit your needs. The emperor will call a tournament, the games will be the reason for all to come to the capital, a perfect place to hide assassins. I have pawns I can use to bring this about."
When the tournament is announced the northerners, protectorate of the empire, join in the festivities and the competition, but are quickly drawn into a complex world of political intrigue, secret alliances, magic and inevitable bloody mayhem. Sinister and supernatural forces seep through the gossamer of social order where loyalties are tested, and even the most gentlest of souls are forced to find their inner warrior.
An epic fantasy story that takes you at breath-taking pace on a journey into a fantastic world.