The blacksmith’s quest for
a phoenix feather and
the hand of the princess
seemed simple enough at fi rst. He
possessed the ruby necklace and
had the wizard’s spells to help him
climb from commoner to prince.
Despite his confi dence, it was a
long way to Egypt, and he was ill
prepared for the strange world that
waited beyond the confi nes of the
island. There was a dark side that
challenged his reason, tested his
metal, and then there was Lilith.