The children are dying.
The holy city of Belltower stands besieged by the Blighted Circle’s horde of animated corpses. As the war drags on, the necromancer Plague Princess infects hundreds of Christian children with an incurable disease, and the defenders can do nothing but watch their most precious loved ones die in agony.
In the depths of a snowy winter, surrounded by a horde of death, Gideon Ira leaves on a desperate quest with only the barest glimmer of hope. Vicious corpses hound his every step until he finds himself before the dripping blade of an ancient and unnatural entity feared by both man and demon: