Over the hot southern land of Ashdod looms the shadow of
Threshold, a massive pyramid which the Magi of Ashdod are
building to propel themselves into Infinity, a plane of
existence that holds the promise of technological magics
and supposedly unimaginable power. For decades, thousands
of slaves have lost their lives in the construction of this
edifice. Now that this construction is almost complete, the
Magi need only to add the finishing touches, and they will
let nothing stand in the way of achieving their desire.
The Master of the Magi, a young and ambitious man, ready to
do anything for power, sees the glassworker slave Tirzah as
a plaything, a trifle to relieve the tensions of the day.
He senses that under her placid fašade Tirzah is hiding
something, but try as he may to see beneath her surface,
she remains an enigma.
What he does not know is that her secret is the knowledge
of forbidden magic. That she senses the inherent power in
glass and can communicate with it-and that the glass in
Threshold screams to her in pain.
For it knows what neither Tirzah nor any of the Magi
suspect. That something waits in Infinity, watching, biding
its time, and when the final glass plate is laid and the
capstone cemented in blood, it plans to use Threshold to
step from Infinity into Ashdod...