A stolen mission.
A palace of secrets.
When Subverters hold truth and ambassadors write treason, Verus resolves to lend his help. Except staying could doom them all.
It’s ten confounded years since the war ended.
Verus, a retired soldier, determines to enforce the peace the victory ought to have brought. His wanderings bring him to the city of Nerva, a sprawling riverside chaos no other Stealthmaster will touch.
Commandeering the task of a former comrade, Verus presents himself to the governor and promises to search out hidden Subverters. After all, those brave enough to pit themselves against the ruling tyrant will need help. Weapons, perhaps, or information.
The wishes of the Subverters themselves are immaterial. They weren’t there during the war.
They didn’t see the horrors Tauscher spread.
So has the new ambassador from Zahavia who strides through the great doors of the feasting hall, bringing Verus face to face with nightmares from his past.
As the simple mission dissolves into confusion, Verus struggles to help those he’s plunged into danger—from a trusting serving lad to the infuriating woman he’s taken to calling Princess. Fleeing will only make the enemy stronger. But staying…
Staying could doom them all.
Perfect for those who love fantasy but don’t have the time to sit down for a full-length novel, the fourth novella in the Legends of Light series presents the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses in a clean, exciting, and inspiring manner. Full of wit, secrets, danger, and distant threats looming on the horizon, this is more than the mere retelling of a favorite fairy tale.
A stand-alone story, The Stealthmaster’s Shadow focuses on the fourth Fruit of the Spirit, long-suffering, while following the results of the war between the Prince and Tauscher.