Synopses & Reviews
Compelling...charged with plenty of action. -- Publishers Weekly
A complex, unconventional fantasy from a writer who isn't afraid to take risks. -- Peter Heck, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
Young Prince Rodrigo is the heir to the throne of Caledon -- and the powerful magic that belongs to the kingdom's rulers. When his mother dies, leaving him at the mercy of his scheming uncle, the arrogant crown prince and his brother flee the castle, seeking support from the nobles of Caledon. On his journey, the fledgling king learns that friends are far more valuable than royal trappings, and that reclaiming his empire will require courage, statesmanship -- and winning the fiercest battle of his life.