Being a prince can be fun…
…it can also get you killed.
When you're 15 years old, with the kingdom at your feet, there isn't time to learn the ropes. Prince Kendryk has found the life he had dreamed of isn't all glory. He trusts his advisors, but are they plotting against him?
Wisdom comes with age...
…will he survive long enough to get some?
He needs a friend and an ally.
Outside the kingdom the drums of war are sounding. Armies gather. Plots are crafted. And soon everything will change.
Many leagues away, a young woman has just had a really bad day.
Her mercenary career is in trouble…
…but that's the least of her problems.
There's a price on Sonya's head.
She had no idea who the marauder was, or that this woman worked for the Archduchess, or that helping a bunch of poor villagers, was such a bad idea…but it was. She picked the wrong day to do the right thing. The life of a mercenary wasn't about helping people.
This was rule number one.
She should have known better, but it's all over. As she's been told a thousand times, adapt or die.
You'll be amazed at how these two worlds come together. This epic fantasy will keep you hooked from the beginning.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm glad I read it. The beginning isn't well written, and I might have given up on it, but the editing improves and the story pulled me in. I quite enjoyed it.
Good but been told. Fell right into same old stuff with no twist. The story jumps around so much its hard to keep up.
This was a very good prelude to the rest of the series and provided the reader with the background to understand just why Prince Kendryk is the person he is. The early life of Kendryk is critical to the rest of the series and why he makes his choices and his impulse to seek out more understanding of the events he is becoming intertwined within. if you are reading the Desolate Empire series I highly recommend reading this prequel
Interesting adventure story.