It is five years since Dar Tania, first priestess of the Dragon Queen, began uniting the barbarian tribes into a unified whole. The nation she founded, Morbatten, stands at the cusp of becoming a true empire, as the valley fills with the human subjects of god emperor Alerius and their allies of many other races. Priestesses and the paladins serving them will rise up under Dar's war banners and march with the heavy tread of battle for Tiamat's glory.
Against this backdrop of a rising empire, an immortal medusa and a human ranger have fallen in love. For five years, Syliri and Bruce have been exploring the area the dragons consider to be part of Morbatten. Syliri petrifies the more interesting monsters and brings them back for Dar Tania and her warriors to study. During a routine scouting mission, they encounter a death cult of hill giants and goblins extracting gold from the eastern mountains. Against demonic powers, will Syliri and Bruce's love shine bright enough to endure the trials that lie ahead?
Their foe will cast its dark nightmares at Morbatten. Join Syliri and the only love of her life, Bruce, as they confront the power of this dark nightmare. With her petrifying gaze and his mastery of the bow and sword, they confront a creature of such dark purpose that even the god emperor himself is given pause.