Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend
life and end it, where magic is feared by all but a few, and where
feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships. Henry
and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry despite his lowly station.
Though Henry is but a carpenter, his devotion drives him
to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their
lives. At the same time, a secret, dark prophecy has set in motion
events that will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers
throughout all of Atolas, threatening to eclipse the world in
shadow. But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an
unlikely hero and the strength of friendship.