The Burnt World of Athas

The official Dark Sun website

Death Mark

published by Wizards of the Coast

Beneath a crimson sun lie wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor. Where heroes battle ancient sorcery and terrible monsters. This is Athas, the world of Dark Sun.

In the aftermath of revolution, King Kalak of Tyr is dead and all eyes fall on the lucrative iron mines of his once mighty city-state. Merchant houses scramble to seize what scraps they can while King Hamanu of Urik, the Lion of the Desert, rallies his armies to crush the Tyr rebellion. He cannot allow insurrection to succeed and intends to seize the city’s precious resources for himself. As the tyrannical specter of Hamanu’s war machine looms on the horizon, the hope of the Tyr revolution seems lost.

But fate chooses unlikely heroes. The gladiator Loren, pressed into service by a corrupt prince; Alaeda Stel whose ambition isn’t above exploiting chaos of Tyr’s revolt; a common thief named Melech; and Korvack, a disgraced templar; these are freedom’s best and only hope to overcome the greed and lust that blossom in the rebellion’s power vacuum. Review

Author Interview


Robert Schwalb