"You will rule to see everything precious destroyed and every hope ruined. You will rule Athalia, and the world will die in anguish." The ambitious sons of a dead monarch fulfill an ancient prophecy--their battle for a bloody throne plunges the empire into a revolution. Like jackals, the nations around them seek to lure the greedy princes into further traps. One king offers his beautiful daughter as a prize. Another wishes only to fulfill his own destiny of endless war. And so an ancient world of empire and power--the First World--begins to collapse. As the thrones fall and the battles rage, a tragic young priest becomes a force for evil more powerful than any empire or army. The world is at war. The West is dying. More blood will flow, and more kings will dies.... The first riveting novel in the great fantasy trilogy, The Fall of the First World, now available again for the first time in thirty years!