Half-brothers Arithon and Lysaer were laid under a curse of lifelong enmity when they defeated the Mistwraith and freed the world of Athera.
Now Arithon has been magically imprisoned, his memories removed. He must spend 150 years fighting the vicious wraiths theat threaten Athera. Meanwhile his daughter is being raised and trained by his enemies, the Koriani enchantresses. When she eventually learns of her father's existence she chooses her own destruction to secure his freedom. Still ruled by the Mistwraith's curse, Lysaer will stop at nothing to find and destroy the newly freed Arithon. The race is on for Arithon to recover himself before Lysaer's minions take him.