A first novel.
An ex-soldier, now turned farmer, wakes one day to find mysterious marks on his hands and wrists. All seems well until black riders appear and kidnap his family. On his journey to recover his lost loved ones and to discover the meaning of the strange marks, he will encounter hairy creatures from underground, wizards, warlocks and demons. Old friends will come to his aid and he will make new enemies. He will discover a power in himself that is dangerous and at the same time, helpful. Can he find his family and learn to control his new power?