The Gates of Golorath separate the lands of humanity from the realm of the Lethan’al.
Arielle is descended from the founder of the Areth’kon. She dreams of becoming a Mala’kar, a Bladeless Master, like her noble parents before her. An element of her past returns that may ruin her plans.
Angus has forsaken the teachings of the Magi that almost fatally failed him. He has chosen to train with his father’s people at the Gates, but he is not prepared for what’s to come.
Their fates intersect when their squads arrive at the Gates of Golorath to complete their final year of military training. Competing amongst themselves and the other cadets, they struggle for prominence and acceptance.
But, as Angus and Arielle are drawn closer and the tensions between their squads mount, those around them begin to fear that which was foretold long ago. Will they choose to rise as saviors or fall as destroyers?
Beyond their realm, the enemy of their people, the shrulks, mass in the human lands. For now, the Lo’ademn, the demons imprisoned since The Fall, still slumber in their prisons. Will this unlikely band of misfits become the heroes both worlds need, or aid in its annihilation?