'Gaining their ink was just the first step. Now they have to earn it.'
Christian Blake, an unruly English teenager, finds himself in a mysterious tattoo parlour in Connaught Square where he is possessed by a Rune God, Hagalaz, and given the power to harness the forces of nature. Only problem? Hagalaz doesn't like to play nice. He is the God of Disruption, and he is intent on making Christian's life a living hell.
Christian’s mentor, The Raven, pulls him from his relative comfort in London and takes him across the world to join his Tribe, a group of four unlikely teenagers with their own newly-gifted magical powers. They are tasked with taking on the forces of evil brewing across the globe: The Settlers, a growing group of aliens that have slowly integrated themselves into the mainstream of Planet Earth's politics and positions of power.
They have a dark secret, and it is the Tribe's mission to discover what that is and to put a stop to it. But nothing is what it seems, for it will take much more than the powers of a few long-forgotten gods to put an end to the impending global catastrophe that threatens to destroy everything and anyone in its path.
First he was rejected. Now he's possessed...
Ben desperately wanted to be part of the Tribe but he wasn’t one of the chosen. Just like always, since the death of his sister so long ago, he was alone.
He'd been more helpless-onlooker than active-participant, as the Tribe saved the world from catastrophic environmental disaster, but he wanted to be more. Now he'll get his wish . . .
Enter Ta'xet, the Haida God of Violent Death. Ben is on the brink of dying, when the bringer of death himself takes Ben as his host, and now he'll never be alone again.
Ben’s transformation has turned him into a bloodthirsty psychopath, and without Christian and the Tribe, no one in London is safe. Even worse, his transformation has brought the attention of an enemy from the past and the entire Tribe find themselves the target of an exiled Guide and a Demon intent on manipulating time to change the past.
Ben and his Tribe must risk everything to keep the past where it belongs, but at what cost?