Karn Elohite faces a future he could never have imagined. Destined for greatness, by the hand of the goddess, he must learn to wield the blue flame that burns inside him -- a power that both gives life and destroys. Like a plague, the Maekel clan sweeps across the land, burning and plundering villages in their wake. Karn must unite forces with the most unlikely allies imaginable, the offspring of his mother's killer, and royal descendants of the Maekel clan. Together with his Warband, his new found allies, and the help of the goddess, he must learn to control the gifts the goddess has given, and resume the age of the dragon riders. Will Karn defeat the only man in Arcadia who carries a magic as powerful as his own? Can anyone survive the Maekel's bloodthirsty regime?