Clear across the galaxy from where Grandmaster Vydor is building his kingdom of wizards, a new darkness is rising up. Soldiers who die in battle are standing back up and switching sides by the thousands. Entire space stations are being wiped clean of life and it seems that the military is powerless to stand against this rising tide of death.
One man, perhaps more dangerous than the darkness itself, and his apprentice, the former slave of a street thug, have risen up to stand in the gap against this new wave of darkness. Will they be enough to prevail? If they succeed, will their region be the better for it, or will they usher in an even greater evil?