During the Feast Day of Lycus, the King of the Commonwealth of Drala launches a plan to rid his kingdom of rivals and the dreaded Furse who have planets the worlds of the Commonwealth for hundreds of years. Millions of Furse are killed throughout the Commonwealth for no crime other then being born of Furse ancestry.
The king made a mistake though. In the slaughter lays the sister of King Harwyn, the most powerful king in Furse space.
Harald Frost, son of the Systemlord of Isca witnesses the massacres first hand as his family is cut down before his eyes. Saved by those who have served his father and mother, he, along with the other survivors of Stonehill Hold must escape if they are to find safety.