In the ancient realm of Xovia lies a secret. A secret lost to the sins of man and beast that shall place the balance of life upon a knife’s edge. For sometimes, when you stare deep into the abyss, the abyss stares back. And when the Empty Throne calls for its successor, its song shall not be left untarnished.
Alone and hunted by the Drulaack, Irewen takes advantage of her only option for survival. Pushing her concerns aside, she lets the dead keep her. But her refuge doesn't last long. Driven out of their hosts by Laegon, a handful of Drulaack have returned to the Spirit World.
Following her father's murder, Princess Irewen Donríel is betrayed and left for dead in the forests of Mistwood. Rescued by the elf prince, Laegon Elendell, Irewen awakes an exile with no home, no country, and no people. But as the horrific memories of murder and betrayal return, she realizes the nightmare is only beginning.