Destined to fulfill an ancient prophecy, the warrior Sargon strode through the gates of Chalsadon -- the last refuge of a once-proud empire. Everywhere about him, corruption and pestilence racked the dying city.
Every day more of the precious Innerlands fell to the invading hordes of half-men, desperate for blood. Only Sargon, a Barbarian and an Outsider, could stem the slaughter. Only he could wield the deadly golden maul, covered with the dust of centuries. Only he was fated to test the necromancy of Shadrazar, the inhumanly beautiful Black Lord of Chaos.
But Sargon was mortal. And though he had been decreed a savior… he knew he was only a man!
Rousing sword & sorcery as only Lin Carter could tell it!