The world has suddenly stopped. Paladins and Knights alike sit frozen astride their horses, their swords caught in mid swing. Had Rasmun, former Healer to the Knights of Deceris, gained so much power in his quest to end a millennium of oppression that he could now stop time? Or did the answer lie with Mirah and the seemingly innocuous amber crystal that hung around her neck?
It had all begun twenty years ago when Rasmun had found the amulet bearing a holy symbol. Now he and Mirah, the young woman who wears the precious key that he needs to free his powerful Lord from a forced exile, are bound to complete a ritual as old as humanity. However, whereas he knows of this, Mirah has no idea of either her pendant's power or the ritual until she suddenly finds herself surrounded and outnumbered on an abandoned road as she rides with three knights. With the hope of helping the knights, she grasps the pendant and begins to pray.
What happens next is something Mirah never could have envisioned-not even in her wildest, most imaginative dreams.