The incredibly powerful vein now bonded to Marisylia Malludar's body is the means to free the Creator, Lysielle, from her 1,000 year incarceration. The gruesome relic continues to strip Marisylia's flesh. She desperately needs to rid herself of the artifact, but her heart tells her the Creator is too dangerous to be released. Intent on obtaining the vein for their own rise to supremacy, bloodthirsty assassins, religious fanatics, and dangerous sorcerers pursue Marisylia on her perilous journey to Frethingath Forest. With only her lover, Krahn, for protection, she must return the vein to Anessil, Lysielle's daughter. However, along the way Marisylia battles an even stronger enemy—doubt over her judgment of the Creator.