In this sequel to The Dark Earth: Dark Champion (read The Dark Earth: Dark Champion first), after the loss of his adoptive mother Anna at the hands of the dread goddess Cybella and the destruction of Devil's Ridge, Aidan is forced to flee the human world for the Dark Earth with Sidhe on his trail. His first quest is to find a spell to grant his father Kyranna his own body. If Aidan does not free himself from Kyranna in time, Aidan will be lost forever.
The desperation of this quest becomes even more difficult as tensions arise between Aidan's lover, the Dark Prince Asher Vane, and his teacher, the Mage Sevra. The two Elves have very different ideas of what Aidan's future should be and each wants to guide him towards their vision. But Aidan also sees a future, one where a blood red banner waves atop a pile of the dead and a crimson armored figure stands and calls to him, and he fears that this is his ultimate fate.