Verus, a steathmaster working for a city tyrant, promises to track down a secretive midnight meeting only to discover the path lies through nightmares from his past.
Verus specializes in finding people, like members of the secret midnight meetings the tyrannical city governor wants hunted down.
With only the scribbled clues of a former comrade and a hidden pair of shapeless slippers concealed beneath a windowsill, Verus begins his search.
He has three days to find these so-called Subverters.
Finding and handing them over, however, are two very different things. Especially when the infuriatingly distracting woman he’s taken to calling “Princess” gets involved.
As the seemingly simple investigation becomes more and more complicated, Verus battles nightmares from his past and rising threats in the present.
But he knows from experience that decisions are never easy. Especially when duty conflicts with love.
Because fleeing will only make the enemy stronger. But staying…
Staying could doom them all.
A retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Stealthmaster’s Shadow weaves the timeless elements of high stakes, mysterious midnight escapades, and tattered slippers with threads of wit, danger, and failure.
The fourth novella in the Legends of Light series, this short novel is a stand-alone story and contains a handful of allegorical themes.