Starvation has gripped the kingdom. The King is nowhere to be found and the trolls are coming out of mountains. Using sword, sorcery and murder, the King must find a way to fight back the tide of evil infecting the kingdom. In Kraner, An’eris rules over a land already in ruins, forcing her people to survive the horrors of war before its even begun. Brennan and Cotta are lying and cheating their way past everyone who would see them fail, looking for answers to questions hidden in dark corners and whispered conversation. And across the kingdom, to save them all, Calem must face the truth of his magic and decide: is he man, or is he monster.