There are twelve mortal humans in the world. They were created to decide the fate of a war that has been fought since before time began. This destiny makes them both a vital ally and potential enemy to both sides of the war which both recognize that they have to either control or destroy the Middlemen before they can gain the power to fulfill their purpose. But the Middlemen know that they can't afford to be controlled anymore than destroyed .So they must find a third path. The middle path that will allow them the freedom needed to change the world. But before anything can be changed first the Middlemen have to survive.