One thousand years ago the demonic vaivar people appeared in Europe, moving from the desolate wastelands across the Volga to conquer the lands inhabited by humans and changing History forever. Since then an infinite war has been ravaging the continent, now doomed to a never-ending Middle Age. The kingdoms born from the ashes of the former Holy Empire survive among precarious alliances, changes of front and epidemics. The vaivar advance with armies of unnatural and frightening creatures, the manvar: their march proceeds inexorably through the heart of Bavaria.
Seija, courageous and tenacious young woman, is the heir of an ancient breed of warriors, expelled from the lands of Kaleva just after the invasion of the vaivar. Now her people, decimated and nomad, survive by bartering their military skills for food and a safe home in the christian lands.Seija is ready to fight against the vaivar army led by humans’ worst enemy: Raivo, the Traitor, fearsome, ruthless strategist and only man who voluntarily sold his body and soul to Ananta, the immortal vaivar queen, in order to be transformed into a centuries-old demon and exterminate humans.
But when Seija is forced to confront the Traitor in the midst of battle, the ghost of an ancient secret changes her fate forever. Why does the enemy warlord first hesitate and then unleash against her a hunt without quarter? Why is he so obsessed by her to neglect even military objectives, in order to capture her? What really happened three centuries ago at the Tower of the Massacre, the Traitor’s castle, on the day in which he gave up his humanity?