A dread darkness is descending upon a great land called Midkemia -a powerful and malevolent race of monsters that has slipped through a hole in the dimensions. And two unlikely young heroes - a bastard heir denied his birthright and an irrepressible scoundrel with a penchant for thievery - must take up arms in the struggle to protect their besieged world... two friends chosen by Destiny to stand at the fore of the battle that is to come against the gargantuan reptile army of the terrible Emerald Queen.
Something dark is moving in distant nations, and ancient powers are readying themselves for a final confrontation. A Dark Queen has raised a standard in remote lands and is gathering armies of unmatched might.
Into this battleground of good and evil come a band of desperate men whose only hope for survival is to travel to face this ancient power and discover its true nature. Their quest is at best dangerous and at worst suicidal.
And with these men travel the mysterious Miranda upon whom all must wager their lives. She appears to be an ally but knows much more than she is willing to tell. Does she have a hidden agenda of her own? And will she prove ally or even more deadly foe when the final confrontation is at hand?