Gabriel Devaux never wanted more than a decent enough life for him and his foster sister. But one fateful encounter at the Barrier, a magical wall protecting the world from evil, altered the course of his destiny forever.
Now with a new opportunity to fight in the Arena, a brutal, magical gladiatorial tournament, Gabriel must learn to fight with a new team of would-be Champions.
But when he learns of an insidious enemy plotting to destroy the Mid Kingdom and everyone in it, Gabriel finds himself thrust into events that force him to see the world in a disturbing new light. When the moment of truth arrives, will he overcome the challenges before him, and become the honoured Champion of the Arena his mentor wants him to be, or will he fail, and tip the world into darkness?