A year has passed since the events of The Flight of the Griffin. The crystal skulls have been united in Sterling Temple to complete the great spell. It's said that warrior angels brought them, fighting the Lord of Chaos himself as they set them in place.The flow of the seasons has returned, bringing again what promises to be a life of peace and plenty. This doesn't sit well with Matheus Hawk, who is busy plotting the Realm's destruction, fanning the burning coals of his hatred for the crew of The Griffin.An approaching storm is threatening the Realm. In the north, the warrior Queen Morgasta is preparing her barbarians for invasion, and across the desert of The Great Expanse marches an even greater threat - the Soul Eaters. And with them, the Chaos Storm. Soon, the crew of The Griffin is drawn into a conflict that may cost them more than just their lives.