To fight a mad god.
Monsters stalk the paths and clouds hide the sky every night. Now Lyan, astrologer of Heartshrine Village, must leave his familiar forest and home to seek an ancient, powerful weapon: Equinox, Spear of the Stars.
In the right hands, Equinox and its brother Solstice are powerful weapons against the forces of the Mad God, Murdo. In the wrong hands, they could free Murdo from centuries of imprisonment and release him upon the world once more.
Lyan must solve an ancient riddle and find the hidden Shrine of Equinox to protect the Spear from the Mad God with help from the traditional enemies of his people. A cunning monster stalks them, and assassins lurk in shadows. As Murdo's forces draw close and suspicion festers within their group, Lyan and his companions must forge an uneasy truce and rely on each other.
And even if they find Equinox, someone must conquer its trials to claim it, or they may never leave.