The shadow of the Beast stalks Meluscia’s every move.
The prophetess’ dire warning looms as Meluscia fights to attain the throne. All the while, the dark Master of the Star Portal threatens to slay her and her band of prophets, bringing the world of Hearth into chaos.
Torn from the world he knows, Aven is held captive aboard a ship of ruthless mercenaries. Winter’s vision of the horrible creature becomes reality for Aven, and he must face the monsters of his past and present – for there is nowhere to run.