The Sacred Land is in turmoil, and the terrible judgment foreseen by the prophets even now wings its way over the sea. A bloodthirsty queen reigns in the Holy City, and the dragon-headed god Kimash is ascendant.
Alack and his surly mentor, Kol Abaddon, arrive in the Westland as slaves. But Kol Abaddon’s powerful God cannot be enslaved, and when he thunders out on their behalf, they find themselves standing before the new emperor.
To Alack, a young shepherd boy, Kol Abbadon’s visions of coming destruction fascinate and disturb. But when Alack begins to see visions of his own, the course of his life changes as he treks into the wilderness to become a prophet in training.