Wardens. . . . Selected for their strong, innate connection to the lifeblood of the world, these unique individuals were granted the gift of immortality and tasked with protecting Kylir and its ancient Guardians against the Darkness. Where once they fought openly, raining unimaginable destruction upon the world, the centuries have seen their war shift to the shadows in the hope of gaining victory through the manipulation of the mundane instead of open, devastating conflict. For what victory is there in reigning over a dead world?
On the continent of Triclose, war is life and life is war. For two-hundred years, the proud people of this land have battled for the long-empty throne without success – the Wardens and their war, lost to the annals of myth and legend. Now, while the two preeminent Houses continue this unending cycle of warfare, lives will be reshaped as events threaten to draw the Wardens from the shadows and reignite a war with the cataclysmic potential to reshape Kylir for all time. . . .