Elaine and her twin brother, Blaine, were taken in by the Brotherhood shortly after their parents' deaths. Their foster parents had made names for themselves throughout the land by seeking out and killing wizards for their evil deeds, a focus that led them to a deep mistrust of all magic. Still, when they learned about Elaine's visions, they dismissed them as a simple and straightforward gift. And when they realized a decade later that she could have been a full wizard herself, it was too late to disentangle themselves smoothly.

Instead, the knowledge follows them through a wild chase that may lead to their collective and complete demise.

Written within the larger world of Ravenloft, Death of a Darklord takes a deep look at what makes family, at the compromises we'll make for those we love, and at the ways our inflexibility hurts those closest to us.