Lars grew up in the desert with only his mother for company. She didn't teach him many social skills, but he's handy with a sword.
When she passes, she leaves Lars instructions to cross the sea to Mundir. Apparently he has a whole family there, and he might even be the heir to their fortune.
Mundir isn't like the desert, though. Its gods are real, and they grant magical powers to their followers. When Lars kills someone in self-defense, he discovers he has unwittingly offered a prayer to the Mundiri god of death, Nex. Now she's sent her minions to claim his soul, and he's very sure he doesn't want to part with it.
With a couple of new friends and a man with a mysterious past who has access to bizarre technology, Lars will have to find his family and solve his mother's secrets to have any hope of saving himself.