From the darkness of the past rises a shadow, set to eclipse the Beleaguered Empire. Assaulted from all sides, and betrayed from within it must turn to it's first hero Darien Taine in its hour of need. Book Three of the Falcon Banner thrusts the heroes into the heart of war and tests their mettle. Will a final betrayal shatter the Excalibur? Or will it temper thier resolve?