Salvation does not come without sacrifice. Rise. Otylia will never forget the betrayer’s blade slicing across her throat. Nor will she forgive. Trapped by Weles in the underworld of Nawia, she is further from Wacław and Dziewanna than ever. The Trials of Ascension are Otylia’s only hope to escape her father’s grasp, but is she ready to pay the price of immortality? Fall. Wacław would do anything to get Otylia back. But no demon has ever entered Nawia’s paradise. Marching west with the nomadic clans, Wacław senses the darkness inside him growing with his power. As Marzanna threatens his hopes of saving both Otylia and his tribe, will he surrender to the demon’s call or resist as the world he knows burns before him?