William was raised by his grandfather, General John McDermit (retired). He had spent many a happy day at McDermit manor. His sole ambition in life was to be a great soldier like his grandfather. The general sent him to the best military schools to prepare him for that event. On his eighteenth birthday, he received a shocking revelation. He had a brother in Germany! His mother had married his father, Karl Beck, a German officer, stationed in England under dishonorable circumstances. Williamas mother had died in Germany, leaving his brother in the care of his cold and uncaring father. He had asked his grandfather why his brother was not brought back to England. His grandfather explained that he had looked for him, but to no avail. William immediately made plans to go to Germany. And since he could speak three foreign languages, he would also attend military school there. After all, Germany was noted for having the best military schools in the world. Little did he know that his journey would take him through unimaginable hell and horror into the lair of the beast.