Delve into the beginnings of a vast fantasy epic that embraces a man, a wizard, and a world seeking redemption. Algarth Willowbrow is about to gamble everything. His once-powerful Order is in ruins and he faces an unwinnable battle to save his life and people. In a last, desperate attempt, he lures his arch nemesis, hoping to utilize him and reclaim a long-hidden magic, powerful enough to save the world – or destroy it. The land’s only hope is Bartholomew – and the Key of Life, with its true power hidden from all.