Aros of Azteca, a swordsman, and Neoloth-Pteor, a sorcerer, are deadly enemies who have been fighting for fifteen years. But when the princess Tahlia is kidnapped, Aros must pretend to be a lost princeling and infiltrate the deadliest cabal of necromancers in the world. To save the princess and prevent the most powerful and diabolical spell ever created from destroying the world, he needs Neoloth's help. They can't trust each other. They will betray or kill one another the first chance they get. But each is all the other has. -- adapted from book jacket.