Out of the madness of the Godflight rose the Scarlet Emperor, binding the bloodlines of the witches to himself and bringing the sinister peace of totalitarian rule. When the oath binders dared to rise and make a choice and freedom a reality again, they were crushed, along with the last hopes of a new golden age.
But now, an oath binder has been found after centuries, with the power to bend fate with his words alone. Such a power could be used to bring the world to heel forever under the Scarlet Emperor or free it.
But will one boy's power be enough to save the world from its fate or merely bind it to its destruction?