"We are the last of the Tasburai. We have to keep the faith."
The kingdoms of Avantolia are in trouble but they don't know it yet: war is brewing amongst them, while their ancient enemies, the Magrog demon-masters, are poised to invade.
The legendary Tasburai warriors once guarded the kingdoms, but now their elite order triggers more fear than respect. Grandmaster and elite swordfighter Suri-Yi must come to terms with the ghosts of her past and find the courage to revive the Tasburai as a force for good, not a tool of persecution.
Along with her gifted but volatile apprentice Adan, she must rebel against the tyranny of her one-time masters and liberate the people from oppression. She and Adan must stop the Avanist Republic exporting revolution to the kingdoms and along the way come to the aid of a spoilt princess, a feisty young thief and an army captain with no self-belief.
Redemption for past evil calls - but it may have to wait until present evil is defeated. Time is running out....