Salem is a divided land. Civil War is a near constant, half of the nation starves while the other half lives in luxury. The people begin to cry out for a leader, a king to soothe their discontent. Many men desire the throne, but it takes more than a desire for power to make one worthy of it.There is a very old prophecy that one day, a king will rise up and bring peace and balance, not just to Salem, but to the entire world. Some believe in it, others reject it as silly superstition. Only time will tell who is right and who is wrong, but what is beyond argument, is that the prophecy has brought Axel and his family nothing but pain.His father was a mere farmer who rose to be the King of Salem. His uncles were warriors, his sister a princess, but Axel was an usurper, and an enemy the king, and God. This is not a tale about heroes and villains. This is about life, and life is not about good versus evil. This is a story about pain, betrayal, war, and hope.