Kick is in love. Their love is the kind of love that transcends time and pain. When his love, Drusey, is murdered before his eyes, Kick falls into a desperate depression. After his young loves murder, Kick is captured by her murderer, Baratium Mezacain. Barat as he’ll become known, is bent not only on world domination, but the very destruction of all gargoyle and human life. Barat needs powerful mages to complete his dream of extermination and dominance. To that end, Kick is forced to help the powerful Barat by torturing his gargoyle friends, thereby helping the mad-mage build his wooden-robotic army of Crafted. Yet, even in the darkest depths of that depression, the innermost being of Kick fights on. Kick compromises himself in every way possible, with one end in sight, the destruction of Barat and his henchmen as well as the protection of all peoples opposed to the unfolding tyranny. Even though Kick never gives up a fight, this fight isn’t one he can win. He makes the only intelligent decision he can, by trying to starve himself to death, thus denying Barat one of his most valuable tools. Unbeknownst to Kick, Barat had already been trapped in a glass prison for eternity by his former queen of the Ceorfan, Leta. Without a moment to spare, Barat’s evil master henchman, Walter Deveros, finds Kick on the verge of death and orders him placed in a magical coma. He follows that example, entering the druid sleep himself. The only thing that will wake Walter and eventually Kick is when word begins to spread that the glass prison containing Barat had been found. When found, hundreds of years have passed. Now Walter needs Kick and his mage friends, Peter and Steen, to help exhume the mad-mage so they can continue with the extermination of all life that Barat deems useless. Will Kick be able to fight the torture, the drug and sex addictions from the beautiful satyratrix’s and help he and his friends escape? Or, will they be forced to help the evil Barat escape and watch as he destroys the new gargoyle queen along with the rest of humanity?