Haydn, a pardoned rebel from Tauscher’s army, confronts shadows of myth and former comrades in his struggle to keep his sister safe and find the stolen Stormestone.
Some men should never be pardoned.
As a battered soldier from a defeated army, Haydn counts himself one of them. Even as he defends his home village from the ruthless attack of former comrades, he’s only awaiting the inevitable.
But when the province governor shows up without warning, it’s not to haul Haydn and the other rebels off in chains. Instead, he carries a pardon—a pardon the Prince has offered freely to those he defeated.
A pardon that refuses to punish the rebels threatening Haydn’s village. And his sister.
Caught between the guilt of his past and love for his family, Haydn fights as never before to protect all he holds dear.
Even if it means rejecting the pardon that could save his life.