In the Domains of the Chosen, magic-wielding Gladiators fight against nightmarish monsters, seeking fame, glory, and a chance to join the immortal rulers of the land. Gavin Orphanus chooses to become a Gladiator as a young man because it is the only way for him to earn his freedom without losing his magic. Gavin meets the love of his life, Sadira Lacivia, a peerless Gladiatrix, and, together with their shared group of friends, set out to build a legend. Gavin, a sensitive dreamer with a mind full of tales of heroism and notions of justice, is not happy with the life of an arena fighter and he struggles with the role he plays. Sadira, ambitious and relentless, but also passionate, gets the fame and acclaim she desires and deserves, but it comes at a high price.