They took everything. Now he'll stop at nothing.
It's war. Kertram, a simple herder of dragons, just wants to be left alone to make a life with his wife and newborn triplets. But war finds him. His wife is killed and his children are stolen. He knows that they'll be sacrificed on the 99th day of their lives to the monstrous appetites of others.
Kertram isn't alone on his quest. Joining him are a Span Seer, a powerful witch who has doubts about her calling, and a soldier with a fatal secret. As he battles the evil forces gathering against him, Kertram gets increasingly desperate, as every sunrise brings his children closer to death. The countdown has begun.
Evil wears a crown.
And when evil and madness collide, no one is safe.
Lord Fathim has ruled Walkland for centuries, and his plot to take over the rest of the world is ripening.
He has one small problem, though: he's going insane.
There is a cure. One person -- Mavel, a powerful and famous Span Seer -- can help restore his mind. She holds the key to Lord Fathim's future, and thus the future of all. But will her own fears and failures stop her? Can she, or anyone, stop The Blood King's reign of death?