From the back cover:
CIRCLE OF HANDS is a stark, mud-and-dung Iron Age fantasy role-playing game about the Crescent Land, caught between the blinding purity of Amboriyon's cloud citadels with their deadly smiling envoys and the stained wastes of Rbaja with their stinking pestholes of undead.
THE CIRCLE HOLDS...
HOLDING ONE ANOTHER DEAR, FOLK OF IRON, OUR WILL IS MORE THAN OUR OWN FLESH AND BONE.
TO YOUR SPEARS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS! DARKNESS AND LIGHT BOTH BLIND US IN THEIR WAR OVER OUR WORLD.
HOLD! WE DIE AND WIN IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST DARKNESS AND LIGHT.
Circle of Hands began as Gray Magick, my classic fantasy heartbreaker, and is now all grown up into bleeding, charred, smeared, and cruel perfection. That original 1990s manuscript is included in this book's final chapter.