There is a rot at the heart of the Emben Empire. Malspire, a cripple known as the Undertaker is the bitter twin of the perfect Imperial hero and yet it is Malspire who is fated be the one who can save the world. What he must decide is whether or not he cares. When his beloved brother vanishes, he makes his choice. The story is a dark fantasy set in an epic world of mighty sea battles, sinister agents, rebellion, ancient magic and cults. This is Malspire’s story as seen through his eyes.