Mordecai has discovered his heritage and must take up the mantle of a
lord of the realm, while figuring out what it really means to be a mage
of the line of Illeniel. He is beset on both sides by allies and
enemies trying to control or destroy his future. Gods and kings both
seek to manipulate him for their own ends, and no matter what he chooses
his loved ones will suffer. Will he risk destroying his love with a
bond that might be her death, or face the madness that comes to wizards
who embrace power without restraint?