After years of torture at the hands of Abigor Sharar, Tarkan seeks opportunities to curry favor with his eldritch god to ascend to Necro’Khan. The power that comes with the mantle might be enough to keep him and Zeva safe for eternity. Tarkan believes he is strong enough to bear the sacrifice his gods demand for such power; to never again kneel in servitude.
Zeva followed Tarkan for over thirteen years, suffering with him. But he’s never allowed her to pledge her soul to the necrotic scriptures or have the experiences that come with being a young woman her age. Feeling alone, Zeva blindly follows Tarkan to Caerwren. The wild nature of the barbaric clans sweeps her up into its primal embrace, giving her everything she’s wanted and exposing just how strong she could be.
Once back on Al’Myrah, Tzarik implores Tarkan for his aid in finding a way to bring Sybal back. The three journey west where a dark, season’s-long ritual, the Eldritch Hunt, consumes Caerwren in monsters and curses while titanic gods walk the very earth. The necromancer intends to break open the God Deep, where the souls of those unwillingly sacrificed to gods linger in eternal torture. But some on Caerwren would use Tarkan’s hunger for necrotic power and Tzarik’s desperation for their own twisted ends.