Rhafe has destroyed the Warlock Draug and his altar of sacrifice. Rising to the throne, Rhafe establishes peace and prosperity throughout the realm of Torain. However, the warlock’s daughter, the Witch of Murkwold, and her coven are about to bring chaos to the realm. King Rhafe and Queen Aanora fail to heed Baruch’s warnings. The consequences are tragic for Rhafe’s wife and Rhaanora, their daughter, and lead him into darkness and danger. Rhafe’s son, Kaanar, holds Baruch, the Framer of Times, responsible for the realm’s tragic circumstances.
Murkwold, a realm of darkness, lies deep within the Great Divide, and it calls to Kaanar even as it called to his father. There the coven of witches awaits his coming, as does Dysmae, servant of the Darkness, and ruler of Murkwold who broods in the Chamber of Darkness in the Black Tower. She is set on exacting revenge for Archon and Draug. Will Kaanar find peace with the Framer of Times or will he succumb to the bitterness that ravages his soul.