Trouble is festering in the Undercity. Unruly Forsaken who were between the ages of 12 and 18 before they were reanimated are starting to question their leadershipâ€”and now these unteens have made the terrible mistake of gaining the Banshee Queenâ€™s attention!
Sylvanas Windrunner, the undisputed ruler of the Undercity, plans a masterstroke of statecraft to quell this rebellion and pacify her people. She demands that three young members of each of the Undercityâ€™s quarters participate in a brutal gladiatorial battle to the death, where only one dead person will survive.
Into this utterly foolproof recipe for continued totalitarianism are flung the contestants of the Mage Quarter: quick-witted, capable, likeable friends Catnip Nebelung and Mason Abernathy, along with resident elevator guard Gorgus the Belly-Maw. The odds are on Gorgus winningâ€”but odds are made to be beaten!
The Anger Gauntlet strives to ask difficult, eternal questions. Is it okay to take someone elseâ€™s unlife if it means saving your own? Should we trust our leaders? And are 400 pages really enough to describe an arrowâ€™s exit wound?