‘A mythos creator and a skilled storyteller, Gaborit introduces us to a fascinating universe and enriches it with his fertile imagination’ Lanfeust Magazine
Hidden away in the heart of the Empire of the Claw, The Scarlet Tower is home to a mysterious religious order devoted to the most fabulous of creatures, the phoenixes. There initiates learn the secrets of the firebird; how to raise them from their ashes, and how to master their powers.
Januel is one of these initiates, and he’s both young and exceptionally talented. When the Emperor’s phoenix must be resurrected Januel is chosen to perform the ritual and, in so doing, seal an alliance between the Empire and their allies against Decay, the domain of the dead. But the ritual goes wrong, the Emperor is killed, and his phoenix finds refuge… in Januel’s heart.
Forced to flee, the young phoenixer embarks on a long and dangerous journey to prove his innocence and fight Decay – if he can find a way to control the phoenix in his heart...