As the undead armies of the Lords of the Dead sweep out of the west, devouring everything that falls under their shadow, the warring nations of the realm seem unable to come together to face the threat. That leaves Kingsley and his Survivors, a ragtag army culled from the remnants of the fallen nations, to stand alone against the onslaught. Meanwhile, in a forgotten citadel on the far side of the continent, a clandestine cult of fanatics have recovered the silver skull of Lazarus, the man their holy books call the Savior, but whose victims call something else entirely. The stars say that the time is nigh for Lazarus to be reborn once again. But can he be controlled?