From the Publisher:
Story Goal: Recover Rhiannon’s body and soul. Stop Ishaq from opening gateway to spirit world.
Main Villain: Ishaq the Egyptian Sorcerer.
Villain’s Allies: 200 Norsemen in a longship, given to Ishaq after he had saved the life of their king.
Genre: Action - Thriller.
Time Period: 1121 A.D.
Setting: The village of Baltray, near the town of Droughedha, in the Kingdom of Oriel, Ireland.
Mood: Ghost story.
Ishaq, a sorcerer from Egypt, bought a slave girl in Alexandria. After a few years, he fell in love with her and offered her freedom
if she would agree to convert to Islam and marry him. She refused, and in a fit of anger, he went to the place where she lived
and burned it down in a magick conflagration. Afterwards, he was sorry for what he had done. For years he searched for a way to
cheat death in a desire to bring her back from the spirit world. One day, he discovered a way to bring his long lost love back from
While gazing into his magick mirror that was a window into the spirit realm, he made a pact with fearsome beings of evil.
Creatures of pure hatred, they exhisted solely as dark shadows, whispering in loneliness. The beings asked Ishaq for a way to break
free of their prison in the netherworld, in exchange for information on how to bring back his lover. Ishaq readily agreed.
Ishaq has long been in search of holy relics, hoping to find one that can be used to house a soul. After saving the life of a Norse
prince, he was given a ship and 200 men to do with as he would in reward. Ishaq has used the raiders to attack a series of churches,
in search of an appropriate relic.
Then he learnt of the small town of Baltray, just to the north of the town, Droughedha in the Kingdom of Oriel in Ireland.
Baltray has an ancient church that was converted from a pagan house of worship long ago, and it houses a Holy relic, a golden chalice,
that he hopes to use in his dark magick.