Isaencarl’s secret King’s Guard has been protecting the realm for eons. Guardsmen are cherished and revered throughout the realm, more so by many than even the beloved king and royal family. Chosen as young boys for their outstanding intelligence and sensitivity, only the purest of heart can make it through the rigorous training and selection process.Now a full-fledged Guardsman, Anthen returns from the Dolonarian war with a troubled soul, which only worsens when he learns that an old comrade has gone missing. He journeys to Arnedon to search but his missing friend is just the tip of the iceberg. Anthen becomes ensnared in a deadly struggle against an evil sorcerer cult for the life a small child, with the fate of the entire world hanging in the balance!