The Rargh were extermintated in the dead of night, in their homes, amongst their loved ones. For five years the Council and Authority privately slaughtered the Rargh until they believed there were none left. But Ke'tal, son of Sa'ul, did survive. For five years he has stayed in hiding until he believed himself safe. But now the Council has found him again and once again he is on the run. Only this time he is not alone. Along with a group of outcasts, including magicians, an eccentric inventor, a Zealot, and a thief, Ke'tal will fight, in the shadows, to win a war that none but those involved even know exists.