Reven Si’ahl does not know why Power burns in his veins. He does not know why he sees shattered glimpses of a life unknown to him, nor does he know the identity of the voice in his mind that calls him Beloved. All he knows is life as a bard, walking the perilously thin line between glory and agonizing failure with Liam and Ajana, the pair of thieves who helped him recover from the barren ashes of insanity where they found him five years prior.
Now, their tenuous, sometimes volatile trio is expanding with a mysterious acquisition and a new urchin apprentice from a fallen Empire. Both bring Reven’s carefully crafted reality crashing down around him during a time when the demons of the Spell-Forged Crater push forward into Kormaine to tear apart the human-run nation as they did to the tirsai. What were once chaotic visions of a life unknown rapidly become terrifying nightmares of things to come – of things Reven has already lived through once before…