One - The Prophecy
Ammanon, an empire
spanning half the known world, prospers
under the rule of Emperor Galan. He is a fearsome warrior, great
of stature and quick of mind; but he is about to face a different
enemy, one who destroys by cleverness and intellect.
Alone and without
heir, Galan waits on the prophecy that foretells of a
woman who will come to his side and save Ammanon. Now the time
has passed, and Galan is receiving alarms from a translator
who has uncovered
a plot to assassinate him. Where is this woman of the prophecy?
The woman is the
translator, Eydain. Clad always in mourning veils to hide her
alien appearance, she remains undiscovered. When they finally
meet, the lonely
emperor finds that Eydain knows nothing of the prophecy and
would rather run
than wed. Bitterly he forces her to marry as his captive.
The two now contend
with each other as well as spies and mercenaries taking hold
in the city. Together with Ammanons highly trained forces,
they face the threat
with a series of daring ploys. But the final battle with this
elusive foe is
yet to come.
Two - The Parthan Plot
purporting to be a trade delegation, are on their way.
There is little
doubt the might of Ammanon will prevail. Enemy couriers
are captured, spies are caught, covert skirmishes are fought,
allies come forth.
the commander of Ammanons forces, lays his trap right
the great banquet hall of the palace.
But it seems they
have forgotten something the prophecy. Long ago it
named Eydain as the key to victory, but she is now the emperors
bride. Can she outwit her formidable guards in time to fulfill
And after all she has suffered, will she want to?
Be there for the
battle; stay for the twisting aftermath. For whatever the
outcome, King Niklos has set other clever plots in motion that
to plague Emperor Galan.
Three - The Deliverance
With King Niklos
and his scheming minions successfully dispatched, a prosperous
But Emperor Galan
continues to deal with his tumultuous marriage as Eydain bitterly
fights her captivity. Finally it boils over to a shattering
Then a desperate
messenger arrives from Ez'Elonia, native land of High Priest
Azzariah. It is a plea for aid from King Haben as marauders
threaten his borders.
deliver Ez'Elonia from its enemies before the ancient priest
dies, Galan rides to war with ten thousand battle-ready troops
- and Eydain to serve as translator. But this was not the deliverance
Azzariah foresaw. The distress and oppression of his visions
comes from within Ez'Elonia itself.
Thus, after a
savage battle with marauders, Galan is betrayed by the very
ones he came to deliver. With the unsuspecting Eydain at the
mercy of the treacherous King Haben, the emperor again finds
he must guard this rare woman with his life, for within her
lies the answer to victory