Set during the harrowing, hell-ravaged era of the infamous warlords, the small city state of Liang lies defenseless against the terrifying hordes of the Zhao nation. Their salvation lies in one man, Ge Li. A mysterious, nomadic warrior, Ge Li possesses an awe-inspiring grasp of military strategy and is utterly lethal in the art of combat . Armed with only this cunning and startling bravery, he marshals the demoralized citizens into a vicious and powerful fighting machine, forcing back the rampant armies of the Zhao. But as victory is within his grasp, Ge Li discovers a shattering betrayal that may well tear apart the very nation he is seeking to protect.