In caverns of Thorbardin, a sword is forged, the masterwork of a revered craftsman. At its fiery birth, the wondrous blade is touched by the grace of Reorx. Stormblade becomes more than the ancient dwarf-smith could have imagined: a Kingsword that will break the deadlocked power struggle among the Council of Thanes.
When the magnificent sword is stolen, Stanach Hammerfell, the master-smith's apprentice, vows to recover it. To keep his vow, Stanach must leave his beloved Thorbardin and search through a land torn by war and treachery until he finds the sword touched by a god and meant for one thane's glory.