Ruad and Dob arrived home for the Ritual of Manhood only to find the village ensorcelled and Arel, Dob's mate, gone. Ruad finds the trail of a small band, and they take off to rescue Arel.
Kai is leaving Thulheim after Gunnar's death to seek what Fate has in store for him in the Fell Lands. On his way he encounters shape shifting demons. What can Kai do against demons and extreme fatigue?
Kai is looking for a quiet place to rest, but he finds a maid in distress. He rescues her, then she brings him to her father for honor. When they meet, Kai is reunited with his brother, but it is no happy reunion when steel flashes.
Knut is called by geis to seek vengeance for his family. As he searches for those responsible, a group of highlanders try to stop him from going any further.