Traveling anonymously after killing a demon wizard, Eril, journeyman wizard and the only living wielder of Zdrell has to keep moving. If the demon wizards him, they will stop at nothing to kill him and remove Zdrell again from the world. Eril needs time to master his magic and grow to manhood.
Jelnick, the ruler of Grimor and soon the whole world is close to his ultimate goal, removing the last opposition to demons and demon wizards controlling the world -- Zdrell. Now he must now accelerate his plans and commit precious resources to try and find a new line-cutter artifact and a new Zdrell wizard. The demons demand action, and he will commit resources, even his precious charzen super-men to hunt down this threat.
Eril needs time to learn and grow into his talent, but will Jelnick and the other demon wizards give him enough before he must confront them and risk all?
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