Author(s): P. M. Freestone
A prince in hiding. An imposter regent. An empire on the brink. Rakel travels with Nisai outside the empire to finally meet her mother and the rest of the Order of Asmudtag. Believed dead by all who knew him, Ash must break out of his imprisonment and warn everyone of the dangers to come. Meanwhile, the empire itself hurtles towards a civil war that's been brewing since the gods last walked the land. Prince or servant, everyone must take a stand.