Christopher Sinclair goes out for a walk on a mild Arizona
evening and never comes back. He stumbles into a freezing
winter under an impossible night sky, where magic is real --
but bought at a terrible price.
A misplaced act
of decency lands him in a brawl with an arrogant nobleman
and puts him under a death sentence. In desperation he
agrees to be drafted into an eternal war, serving as a
priest of the Bright Lady, Goddess of Healing. But when
Marcius, god of war, offers the only hope of a way home to
his wife, Christopher pledges to him instead, plunging the
church into turmoil and setting him on a path of violence
To win enough power to open a path
home, this mild-mannered mechanical engineer must survive
duelists, assassins, and the never-ending threat of
monsters, with only his makeshift technology to compete with
swords and magic.
But the gods and demons have other
plans. Christopher's fate will save the world... or destroy it.