Gerhardt is hired to kill a priest, but his instincts tell him there is more to the job than he’s being told. He questions the man who hired him and discovers that the priest he’s sent to kill isn't human at all--but a demon.
Undeterred, Gerhardt accepts the job. When he arrives at the cathedral, he realizes he knows the target. Somehow, Gerhardt’s past and future are connected to this mysterious priest, one in which his bloodline plays an important role in the war between gods, dragons, and men.
“Do you know what it is I require of you?”
“What any other man who wants to hire me requires. You want someone murdered.”
The man grunted, then turned back to the wall. “In ancient times, men worshiped different gods. They built temples like this. Each man had his favorite whom he would pray to. He would come to a room such as this.” The man reached out and touched the wall. He ran his fingers over the letters and symbols. “And he would ask his god for rain, good crops, a pure wife, or healthy children. For centuries this lasted. Man asking. The gods sometimes giving.”
“What does this have to do with you hiring me?”
The man removed his hand from the wall. “Because the gods are only as strong as the people who follow them. I do not want you to kill someone. I want you to save a god. ”