As the kingdom plans for the annual celebration of Twilight Bloom, Quade and his beloved Trina go about their usual preparations for a night filled with fun, feasting and joy. But Quade knows something that Trina doesn’t: emissaries of the gods have visited him, bringing grave tidings. An ancient entity has breached the Bethel galaxy and will systematically destroy it unless the chosen, spoken among his people as a fairy tale legend, come together to intervene. Even worse, the burden of fulfilling this deed sits squarely on Quade’s shoulders.
These warnings were easy enough to ignore until mysterious things start to happen. Clea, Trina’s best friend and law-breaking smuggler, seems to have secret, untold information about the legendary chosen, which she is unwilling to disclose. Instead, as Quade’s world privately unravels around him, Clea chooses to pursue her own path, and disappears on the eve of Twilight Bloom. Finally, Trina’s father, the Keystone of Bethel and most influential figure in the galaxy, starts behaving like a man possessed. As it becomes clear that Quade cannot protect those closest to him by himself, he must seek the help of others: the Avè, a powerful, wise magic user; the emissaries, whose warnings and advice Quade had originally shunned; but most of all, Quade must find the strength and resolve within himself to seek out the chosen, realize his own destiny, and to do whatever it takes to save his world and the people that he loves.
In the beginning the gods created evil
Left alone it grew vengeful
Angry, it sought to destroy all of existence
The Bethel galaxy is all that remains.