Hero. Monster. Saviour. Butcher. Madman. Recluse. Wolf Narak, the deadly and charismatic god of wolves, has earned all the names men give him, and since the climactic and bloody final battle of the Great War he has shunned the company of mortal men and withdrawn to his forest home. There he is troubled by dreams of blood and fire, tormented by memories of his own deeds.
But fate has not quite finished with the victor of Afael.
He receives an impossible message, and as he follows the trail a suspicion grows to a certainty within him. War is coming again, and Narak must leave his beloved wolves and once more take up his twin blades. Once again he must become the general of the six kingdoms, the terror of his enemies, a hero, a butcher, the bloodstained god.
A year of blood and fire.
The West has fallen, but winter and the great wall at Fal Verdan protect the East. Cain, the innkeeper general, is once again entrusted with the defence of a wall, but this one he must first build, and he has only weeks to do it.
Narak finds a way to stop the Seth Yarra army, but at great personal cost. He seeks help from the sixth kingdom which will come at a price he cannot accept. When he sleeps his dreams are filled with visions.
The metal headed assassin stalks the gods themselves. They have sought sanctuary in Wolfguard, all but Pascha, who discovers that she is, perhaps, the greatest monster of all.
And Wolfguard is not as safe as it seems.
Dragons fly again.
Narak walks into the frozen North, intent on saving those who wish to kill him. He seeks the Pity Stone and his quest will change him once again into something that he barely understands. He will do anything to save men from extinction, even if it costs a million lives.
Pascha lies in an enchanted sleep in Wolfguard but dreams of another place, learning the secrets of her power. She, too, will be changed forever.
The death-born warriors that she has unwittingly created struggle to come to terms with what they have become. Ancient magic is loose in the world once more, and the war is won, but with the dragons free again will that victory be lost in a final fiery apocalypse?