From publisher blurb:
For centuries, they protected us from the shadows. Sworn to prevent Armageddon, there is no more powerful group of wizards, witches, sorcerors, or magicians of any discipline. When the preordained time came and the battle raged for the future, they discovered the being that orgininally brought them together and gave them their mission... had turned its back on them. Although the CIRCLE OF THE SCARLET EYE attempted to claim their mentor's power for their own, they failed. The failure of the CIRCLE's masters was a weakness others of their order could not abide and they were overthrown.
It was a miracle the world was saved that day. Now the CIRCLE has a millennium to prepare for the next appointed time. It's new leaders will seize all of the influence, wealth, and power it can with the ultimate goal of protecting the world by controlling it utterly.
The CIRCLE OF THE SCARLET EYE contains over twenty villains and their minions ready to perpetuate their global conspiracy to master the world so they might better save it from destruction. Don't resist, it's all for your own good.