Exiled from his home and his noble heritage in disgrace, Rurik toils in the mines of an ancient, underground ruin as foreman to a group of breakers: prisoners, cutthroats, and dregs of society forced into indentured servitude.
His responsibility to his crew weighs heavily on his conscience-for even the most minor job can prove fatal, and earning his life back can only be paid for with the lives of his friends.
With his absence, his twin sister, Arkalis, is left to deal with Rurik’s failures. With a hostile occupation of her family’s lands and new responsibilities as her ailing father’s heir she finds herself trapped in an impossible situation, one she’d rather drink her way through.
Accosted on all sides, neither could foresee their actions as the spark to an apocalyptic war, one responsible for the emergence of dark gods long since thought defeated. Chaos, it seems, is their last hope.