Science fiction meets epic fantasy in a tale of ancient machines and forbidden knowledge.
Misfortune has befallen Mase, apprentice of the city of Osam. After a devastating attack by a monstrous ancient evil, his body has been cursed. Outcast and shunned by his own people, Mase's prospects look grim. But one possibility for redemption exists: follow the Path of No Return, travel to where the stars fell form the sky, and return with a piece of a fallen star. Only through that pilgrimage can the evil that taints him be cleansed.
Alongside two companions that share his predicament, Mase chooses to undertake the journey. With Gegard, a young noble warrior, and the huntress Shana, he will either redeem himself or die trying. But reaching their destination will be no simple task. All manner of dangers lay on their path to redemption. From deadly machines, to forbidden knowledge, to fatigue, hunger, and thirst, their bodies, minds, and souls will be placed in grave danger.
And the quest for redemption may be the least of their concerns, for the ancient evil that cursed them may be the herald of something far darker...