A deep crack runs through the Middle Empire. While Empress Rohaja tries to rebuild her shattered empire from Gareth in the north, her brother Hal Selindian also claims the Imperial Throne. The people of Almada love and worship him as a saint, but in the rest of the kingdom the pale young man is ridiculed, as he is surrounded since his early childhood by secrets and dark prophecies. But the Moon Emperor, as his followers call him, is not willing to wait for his fate: He calls for the dignity he deserves - and he seems willing to enter into a war.
While the heroes are abroad in the realm of the Moon Emperor, they discover a secret hidden behind veils and dreams. And they get an idea of the tremendous powers lurking in the background, while the situation is escalating and crashes the Middle Empire into a new civil war.