Having mistakenly helped the usurper to power brands Bryn and his friends co-conspirators. Hounded by guilt and dogged by depression, Bryn’s striving for peace pitches him into the heart of the rebellion.
The Culmus Sangui, a mysterious order of elite soldiers, help turn Bryn and Mittni into forces to be reckoned with. But the inner world of a warrior turns out to be just as dangerous. Armed with a sinister weapon, the Talon of Death, and accompanied by the gorgeous redhead Espera, Bryn alienates friends as he forges his own path. Will these dark attractions prove to be his undoing? And whose side is he on, anyway?