Nadia wants no part of the shevoru, the dark blade that has gained power by possessing the souls of raging half-bloods and monsters she has killed. Since learning the secret of the dagger, she has freed herself from its influence and is finally ready to make the journey to rid the world of its evil by using the power of an ancient device.
But when a visitor from her past steps back into her life, Nadia will be forced to make a choice between two men and two fates that could upset the struggle for dominance over the world. Amid games of intrigue and blood, demons from a forgotten era rise again, and the shevoru, the spirit blade, may be the only hope to save the world from annihilation and reveal to Nadia who she really is.
A legend exists among the tribes of the Caveshi Plains, a legend of horses blessed by the Creators for their service in a war against a terrible Darkness. Thousands of years later, the servants of Darkness have returned and prepare to reawaken their master. The horses remain in hiding, except for one.
Alo is a special stallion and his rider, Ayali, knows it; but when Alo insists on rescuing a strange man fallen in a dragon attack, no one understands the horse's purpose. Ayali's only clue is the magic she feels within the man. Over time, her abilities have weakened. Without magic, she cannot fulfill the expectations of her family and her tribe in becoming the next priestess. Ayali desires to gain that knowledge from the stranger, but with his memories gone, he can tell her nothing.
To fulfill her destiny, Ayali must face a growing darkness within her before it consumes their world and destroys her life. Alo may hold the key to her redemption but will he reveal his secrets before it's too late?