From his frozen fortress in The Cruel North,
Baron von Gulag (a.k.a. Kr’Nunos) schemes
and cackles with delight. His mighty Goth
army is ready to be released. Also, though his
plan to take control of Karac Tor by ruining
the youth did not come to full fruition, an
entire generation was critically led astray.
Kr’Nunos knows that without leaders,
character or strength, the land will fail, and
no one will be strong enough to resist him. To
complete the ruin of the land, his intent is to
break down the final resistance of its greatest
champion, Corus, whom he stole from
the Fey. But all four Barlows boys—twins
Gabe and Garret crossed over at the end of
Book 1—are now working hard against him,
with powers beyond his ability to corrupt
or control. Gabe has begun the mastery of
his suprising gift of Bird Speech, revered by
the Highlanders, and Garret is learning to
command the wind under the tutelage of
none other than Merlin of old who has long
traveled between the two worlds, and who,
in ages past, brought Artorius the King to
Karac Tor to rest and heal after he fell in the
Battle for Breton.

But it is Ewan who will face the most difficult
test as he and Sorge set out to rescue Corus
from the clutches of Hel. Meanwhile, ancient
destinies are rising from the ash heap of
history, for a Champion must serve a King
and the shameful betrayal committed by
Corus’s famous ancestor must be atoned for.
Will the Barlows grow as brothers and learn
to live heroically? Maybe…if they can stay