An embittered paladin races to stop evil forces from taking advantage of the chaos rolling across Faerûn and claiming dominion over the Realms
Stubbornly clinging to his family’s worship of a long-forgotten god, paladin Kleef Kenric soon discovers that his god has blessed him with divine gifts, making him one of a new group of Chosen cropping up around the Realms. This divine gift makes him an excellent ally—and a target for those who wish to corral his powers.
After battling his way out of Marsember, a city besieged on all sides in the wake of the Sundering, he becomes swept up in the mission of a group of odd allies—a warrior noblewoman, an accomplished thief, and a mysterious short, pudgy man exuding a faint odor of decay. With the forces of Shade tracking their every step, they travel to the Underdark to thwart the rise of the goddess of Death. But before long, Kleef learns that his allies hide dangerous secrets—secrets that could destroy not only Kleef but the very fabric of the Forgotten Realms.
About the Author
Troy Denning is the New York Times–bestselling author the Star Wars Fate of the Jedi novels—Abyss, Vortex, and Apocalypse—as well as many beloved and best-selling Forgotten Realms titles such as Crucible, Waterdeep, Pages of Pain, Beyond the High Road, and The Summoning. A former game designer and editor, he lives in western Wisconsin with his wife, Andria.