Two different societies. One existing in the light of day, the other within the shadows. Two different sets of morality. Can one young man be a bridge to both worlds? Can love really conquer all? Or must there also be honor among the worlds, and what shape would that honor take?
In the depths beneath the Everbright City lies a vast complex of caves known as The Shade. The Underking of the Shade, Salidar thulu'Khant, seeks to free the demons imprisoned in the city above and use them to unseat King Neredos, the immortal ruler of humanity. The future of the world rests in the unwilling hands of young thief and Shade native, Styx, who is thrust into the middle of a conflict which has perpetuated for centuries.