No one desires vengeance more than Koristad Altessor, a young necromancer and son of the legendary Black Guardian. Although it has been nearly twenty years since the Vampire King murdered his father, stole his throne, and then unleashed barbarians upon the defenseless villages of the foothills, Koristads thirst to kill the evil king remains unquenched. As he relentlessly searches for the monster and attempts to protect those he loves, Koristads own legend begins to take shape. With the powerful Executor Blade in hand, he sets his sights upon the Great Citadel and the Vampire King. But now only time will tell if he is prepared for the terrible secrets he may find there.
In this continuing tale, a child of darkness instigates a mission of revenge against the lord of all vampiresa conflict destined to shake the very pillars of hell and test him in ways he never imagined.
Koristad sets out to carve a path through the darkness of his bleak world. Ac-companied by Peril, a nave and innocent lightwielder, Koristad rises to face the challenges that lie aheadincluding a ?erce battle with a barbarian intent on seeking his own revenge. Unable to call upon his magic powers out of fear of being pulled back into the world of the dead, Koristad must rely on his own strength as he realizes there will never again be one like him.
After the necromancer and lightwielder are tasked with protecting an ancient artifact, a long extinct bloodline of mages reemerges. Suddenly, Koristad and Peril are ?ghting for more than they ever imagined, including their own survival.