Dante has bonded to Shadowstrike. There is only one problem, the weapon is slowly killing him. The Wheel reveals his plan for dominion and destruction of the planes. In order to face this threat, Dante faces the hardest decision as a warrior. Will he restore the bridge to the forgotten planes and release Lucius, the First Karashihan, who is powerful enough to face the Wheel and just as dangerous? Or will he face the Wheel alone with Shadowstrike knowing it will lead to certain death?