A shadow has fallen across the world of Harthe. The arrival of a man, named Samuel, claiming to be a Veranite — the lost race of kings blessed by the Creator of Harthe with divine power — causes a stir in the country of Anvid. Could he really be a Veranite? Does he serve the Light, as he says, or is he a deceiver?
Samuel gathers heroes across the land to do the will of the Virtues — the spirits of good that he claims to talk to. But the power of the Dark does not stand still.