The Three Nations are crumbling.
Darkness is gathering.
Only Eric remains to stand against it.
Eric stumbles through the wilderness, searching, hunting – desperate for sign of his sister. But the girl is gone, stolen away by the power of the Soul Blade. With each passing hour its hold on her tightens, her spirit fading beneath the weight of its magic. If he cannot save her soon, it will claim her soul. And he will have to kill her.
Meanwhile, Gabriel is locked in the black cells beneath Ardath. The darkness presses in all around him, absolute, suffocating. Time, hope, sanity, all have long since slipped beneath the waves of his despair. Only one thing remains.