By Lynn Flewelling
With the Leran possibility laid to leisure, Alec and Seregil at the moment are in a position to flip their realization to the traditional evil which threatens their land. The Plenimarans, at warfare with Skalans, have determined to defeat their historic enemy via elevating up the useless God, Seriamaius. The early makes an attempt at this reincarnation--masterminded through the sinister Duke Mardus and his sorcerous minion Vargul Ashnazai--once left Seregil in a sorcerous coma. Now, an historic prophecy issues to his carrying on with function within the quest to forestall Mardus in his dread purpose.
Seregil's pal and Mentor, the wizard Nysander, has lengthy been the mum or dad of a dangerous mystery. In a mystery, silver-lined room hidden good underneath the Oreska, he has served for many of his three hundred years because the keeper of a nondescript clay cup. yet this cup, mixed with a crystal crown and a few wood disks, varieties the Helm of Seriamaius, and any mortal wearing the reconstructed Helm turns into the incarnation of the god on earth.
Nysander holds the cup and Mardus the wood disks--one of which was once chargeable for Seregil's coma--but the crown needs to nonetheless be situated. Threatened less than soreness of demise through Nysander to maintain his quest a mystery even from his dependable better half, Alec, Seregil is dispatched to discover the final lacking piece of the Helm in order that he and Nysander can damage it. yet this is often merely the start of 1 of his deadliest trips ever, for the prophecy additionally holds that 4 will come jointly in a time of darkness, and steadily all that Seregil values is put in danger as he, Alec, Nysander and Micum are drawn right into a lethal net of terror and intrigue.