As the crew of The Morning Star battles crashing waves and a storm of monumental proportions, Leviathan, ancient serpent of the Sea, rises from the ocean depths to capsize the ship. But when a crew member commands the serpent to return from where he came, a young sailor named Mortimer breathes a sigh of relief, for now the ship will make it to its destination of Barwick’s Bay where Mortimer must fulfill his destiny—a story foretold in the stars.
As soon as the ship glides into the bay, Mortimer is gifted with the vest of honor, worn by only the most trusted servants of King William. But will the vest be enough to save him from the deadly assassins and dark forces who not only seek his powerful sword, but also his life? As the Western Lands are propelled closer and closer to war, Mortimer soon discovers that the events from his past are what will determine his future.
Within the walls of an ancient castle ruin, Mortimer finally discovers the source of power for his sword—just as the dark forces gather for one final showdown and a fierce battle for his soul.