Deep in a hidden kingdom,
Mtilan the Unborn King pledges his life to Legion,
the fallen spirit from beyond the veil of time.
Learning dark and forbidden magic, the new sorcerer gains
both immortality and incredible power— but loses his soul.
Over a millennium later, siblings Pekra and Lely reluctantly
journey with their father’s killer across their island of peril to
defend a mythical cottonwood tree, the first child of their god,
from both Mtilan and his itinerant Master.
But the brave siblings are children of the deer-folk
known as the Gaewyn, a persecuted people unaware
mainlanders have crashed on their island, bringing those
who would enslave them a new, deadly technology— the gun.