For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations - until they disappeared, one hundred years ago. But they left behind one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world's salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. As a dark new power begins to make war on the magically gifted, five souls are set on a collision course that will determine the fate of their world: A prince exiled from his kingdomA ruthless killer known as the Pale HandA once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heartA reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyoneAnd a dying girl on the verge of giving up One of them - or all of them - could break the world. Will they be saviour or destroyer?