When the wizard Darius and his elite soldiers, the Gryphons, come across a devastated village deep within their own lands, they do not hesitate to pursue the soldiers who slaughtered their people. Before they are caught, the murderers disappear in a night of fire – leaving only ash in their wake. The power of the Enemy had grown.
As the War grows ever more destructive, Darius must prevail not only against his own leaders but also against the machinations of the enemy Warlord, Mertoris Traigan - a former soldier whose cruel genius has given him control over a society dominated by sorcerers and Demons. Now the Warlord has turned that genius against Bastion, and prepares to unleash an assault that will destroy Bastion's strength forever.
Darius must tread a careful path between disobedience and betrayal as he seeks to unravel the secret of the Enemy's new power, enlisting the help of Angels and men alike. For though Angel and Demon may be doomed to strive against each other for all eternity, Darius dreams of a future without the War. Darius dreams of a day when his people need no longer give their lives to the ancient conflict, or suffer at the hands of their enemy.
Darius dreams of victory - and of peace.