One will be taken. One will be exiled. One will go mad.
Aleena and Anlon are two warriors gifted by the gods. Aleena uses her gift to guard and protect her people. Anlon uses his to crush all who oppose him. And lurking in the shadows is a sorceress, gifted by the gods in magic, watching the other two, deciding how―or even if―she should interfere with her gifted fellows.
Aleena spares Anlon’s life after she narrowly wins their first battle. She saw it as an act of compassion for her fellow gifted warrior. He saw it as a humiliating insult from a rival. He builds a vast army and sends her an ultimatum―meet him in his fortress for a final confrontation, or he will march his army on her home, reducing all she loves to ash.
Aleena has no choice but to face Anlon, a warrior every bit as powerful as she, in his very stronghold, where he holds all the advantages. And even if she wins, there’s still his army to contend with. And if she loses, he’ll carry out his threat and destroy her world.