No one is innocent.
Every crown is tarnished.
A royal child, believed dead, sets his eyes on regaining his father’s stolen throne.
A bastard lord, uprising against his tyrant cousin, sheds more blood than he bargained for.
A duke’s widow, defending her daughter, defies the ambitious lord who would control them both.
And two brothers, divided by ambition, will learn the true meaning of treachery.
All of this will come to pass, and the only certainty is that nothing will remain as it once was. As royal houses rise and fall, empires are reborn and friends become enemies, it becomes clear that much will be demanded of those who follow the path to power.