It is a time of great upheaval, and from time immemorial the destiny of two boys has shone like a beacon. Death desires to rule as high king of the gods, and is poised to ignite a war in the heavens that would consume all life on Er'ath. Brothers Coinin and Marrok are thrust into a world of magic when their parents are slain. Whisked away to their uncle's home, there they live a peaceful existence, until the day that they are summoned to a secret temple, hidden from the world. An ancient mage brotherhood tells of a great destiny that surrounds them, and events take a sharp downward turn. The fate of this world hangs in the balance, and it is left to Coinin and Marrok to reunite the Swords of Cerathil that would save the planet from destruction.