The war of Honce drags on, and the
roads and seas are littered with bodies. To everyone’s stunned disbelief,
Yeslnik the Fool has tipped the war’s scales in his favor. The reign of the
newly self-appointed King Yeslnik is already distinguished as the most bloody
and merciless in Honce history.
Trapped, Dame Gwydre and Father Artolivan
concoct a desperate plot to join forces with Laird Ethelbert, the lesser of two
vicious evils. But Ethelbert’s paid assassins slew Jameston Sequin and nearly
did the same to Bransen.
Embittered by it all, Bransen seeks to
extricate himself from the selfish goals of all of combatants. But in an odd
twist of fate and crossed loyalties, Bransen sees in his old nemesis,
Bannagran—the Bear of Honce and the man who slew his adoptive father - a darker
image of his own heart. Allies and battle lines become tangled, motives
indistinguishable as old friends become enemies and old enemies become
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