Book I of The Last Rune. On Eldh, an ancient gate of iron weakens. A darkness that has slept for a thousand years – the Pale King – stirs once more. On Earth, a preacher of the Apocalypse blows into a Colorado town with a message: darkness is coming. Travis Wilder, bar-owner and drifter, is given a mysterious stone by a friend. Grace Beckett, an ER doctor, finds a gunshot victim with an iron heart. Both Travis and Grace must step beyond the pale, beyond the boundaries of the world they knew. As doors are opened for each of them, they enter Eldh, a world where they are caught against their wills in an ancient struggle between good and evil, a world of magic, runes – and death. Cover art by Steve Youll.