Oh,man, I love this author. His work always rings true, his dialogue clear and believable. His characters have depth, emotions, and actually make you either love or hate them. And this story is the same. (And no, I'm not just saying that cuz he plugged one of my stories)
This is a simple story of a man who has gone through too much, seen too much and is tired of the man he has become. He manages to turn things around and then happens on a ring. Suddenly a genie appears. I won't go any further than that because I don't want to ruin the story line for you.
Darkniciad has a lot of talent and it shows splendidly in this storyline. I'd recommend it to all.