Another one bites the dust! Eleven heroes set out on a dangerous mission to save the empire, but only four remained faithful to their duty. For the memory of the countless men who died helping them, these four fought on, only to be betrayed by the seven who would let that sacrifice be in vain. This, then, is the root of Köinzell's rage: that the whole empire was deceived into placing its trust in seven cowards, that betrayal and lies fed their ascent to power. As Köinzell reflects on the past, rumors abound that Ascheriit has reappeared to protect the people. The remaining heroes are forced to consider their history as well as their next move should Ascheriit come hunting them next...! An epic fantasy on the grandest of scales!
"Rumors stir throughout the land: when the wielder of the black sword draws his dark blade, all who stand in its path are torn asunder...! Köinzell, the mysterious young boy who carries the black sword, undeniably wields it with exceptional skill, but can he truly be responsible for the bloody rumors? Pursued by the Traitorous Lances, four powerful warriors who were thought to have been defeated by the Seven Heroes, the strength of the young swordsman will be tested to its limit. At battle's end, only the shocking truth of Köinzell's quest will stand above the corpses of his enemies..."--Publisher's website.