The long-awaited Heir of prophecy is born. An ominous light in the night sky portends the infernal fate of the Shaityrim. While the dark lord manipulates the rise of a new king, who decrees a bloodbath upon taking the throne, Michael, guardian of the Heir, is forced to enlist the aid of a renegade Malak whose charges routinely die. And when all Amanah erupts in chaos, the legions of Rhòme join forces with savage desert pirates who kill even the young on a whim.

Devising in secret a numinous weapon that shatters the spell of protection, inspiring the massacre of innocents, and influencing the slaughter of thousands, the Shaityrim will stop at nothing to kill the mortal babe.

But Michael will stop at nothing to protect him.