Gaw'yn leaves behind the lifeless body of his beloved, Dyfeline, and goes to the citadel of Slurce. Intent on vengeance, his rage and his grief are without limit!
At Slurce, young recruits follow the teachings of the Masters to become efficient and ruthless assassins and mercenaries. They face trials that will make them the most feared beings in all the lands of Arran. But as a group of novices face the Labyrinth, trapped deep within the fortress, a flight of dragons attacks the sanctuary of the Dark Elves. All the Masters wonder - where does this army come from, who is leading it, and for what purpose?