The ancient gods strived for war, Zeus manipulating the world of the mortals, dictating the realm of man with his delicate touch. But there is one who rules the dead; he is not to be trusted. All is not what it seems in the glory of Olympus. The young Achilles was filled with darkness, his body tainted by the evil that resided in the world of the dead. His future decided by the gods long before his lungs had taken their first breath of air. As a boy Achilles was raised by Chiron and Phoenix, kept safe deep in the mountains of Pelion. But when Trojan assassins came looking for the boy it was time for Chiron to move his treasure to a safe place. They departed for the small island of Skyros where Chiron could complete the young boys training. It was from here that his metal would be tested to its limit, his mind and body tortured as the gods prepare him for glory.