After the tumult of taking up the sword, things are starting to settle down for Alex as Master of Sorrows. Alex and his odd family are trying to get a handle on this whole I’m-a-sword-bearer-and-we’re-a-god thing. Bit by bit, they’re managing to juggle this new reality with life plans they had already made. Plans like an acting career for Kerry, and music gigs for Alex.
Having fought for Alex, veteran assassin Michael Kaminsky has decided to retire to Palmers Rest, North Carolina. Michael hopes he can fit in as Alex’s newest Bad Man—or knight, take your pick. He’s also going to try picking up with his former sweetheart, Ian Stewart, Alex’s Second, if Ian will have him back. As part of cutting his ties to his former life, Michael must make his decision known to his long-time special operations handler back in Washington, D.C. Once that is done, he can settle in to enjoy a quiet life of killing monsters and sketching architecture.
Nobody knows the trouble this one phone call is going to unleash.
But is it really Mike's fault? The Government’s Protocol 780, started by Alex’s own father, has been waiting for decades for the new sword-bearer to arise so they can discover what really makes Sorrows tick—and use it. An ambitious vampire master and Sorrows’ other enemies long knew this was a way to neutralize the Gotth and their threat. Science has found a means to capture a god, with a little help from the vampires, and their sights are fixed on Alex.
But Alex's enemies' plans don’t allow for what mayhem those two psychos, Michael and Ian, are going to unleash when Sorrows’ Master is taken. That mistake is going to cost them—a lot.