An archer. A magician. A machine-smith. And to lead them, a berserker warrior whose name lives in infamy: Wolfskin. Having assembled this rag-tag group of scoundrels and outcasts as a strike force to save his former home, Ildsen the fire mage and his compatriots-for-hire embark on their quest to the frozen High Northish Plains. Besieged by an enormous beast dispensing horrific, burning death in its wake, Ildsen hopes to not only save the village of Va, but to find a lasting peace, and a place where magic is still vital in an ancient world on the cusp of mechanical innovation. When the beast once again descends upon Va, the heroic rescuers realize that the fiery behemoth devouring the terror-stricken villagers is more than they could have ever imagined, but Wolfskin vows that if the demon possesses blood, it will be spilled. Join Warren Ellis in his latest tale of swords and sworcery.