Dante Galand has cured the sickness that trapped him on the Plagued Islands. Now, it's time to leave.
And kill a priest.
The target is Gladdic of Bressel. Gladdic, who executed Dante's friend, the pirate Captain Twill. Who all but enslaved the Plagued Islands. And whose visions of empire are far from over. But Gladdic is trained in both ether and nether—and a darker magic than Dante has ever known.
He's the most dangerous foe Dante has faced. And if Dante falls, so will an entire kingdom.