Long ago, in the Days of Evil, men warred with
weapons of wizardry, weapons that even wounded the moon. The world has
changed, but the hearts of men have not.
Now the world is about to take another epochal turn. Strange ships appear from the south, ships such as no one has ever seen, from a continent that does not exist even in legend. For Islanders and Mainlanders alike, the ships represent vast opportunity and great danger. They bring the prospect of untold wealth and power, but they also carry an unexpected gift - a plague more devastating than any ever known before.