A contemporary Gothic tale of blood and sex and corruption.
Blinded, and with only a minor demon to act as her eyes, Ankerita is thrown into a power struggle between the factions, for and against. However, the darkness is rising on both sides. The actual vote is merely an excuse for the Strangers to resume their age-old battles. It is said that King Arthur will reappear when Britain faces a final crisis. That was thought to be a myth, but behind every myth there is some truth. Ankerita follows a trail to search for his remains, and instead finds the spirit of a Dark Ages chieftain to rally to her call.
Together, they descend into the limbo world of Kathartirion to rescue the witch and try to resist the darkness prevailing, but there are many more shadowy entities in there, desperate to return. The evil, which was supposed to be held for eternity, is released. And all the time, the Buchenwald Bell tolls out its call for faithful and faithless alike, waking more of the Strangers with the Eyes of Men from their millennia of inactivity.