Empress Zira of Eri Dachi has spent the last two years preparing to reclaim her homeland. She has gathered many capable allies and built an impressive army. She balances politics and military affairs, turning down many suiters and looking for any advantage she can get, while not losing sight of herself of what must be done. Now, she declares war on the Kingdome of Polema, which destroyed her homeland. And she will not wage this war alone.
Grand Master Albert Lugot has been freed from his curse and has spent his time gathering a crop of capable Porters to himself. Now, those new Porters make their first Oaths as part of the Order. And their first mission? To aid the Empress in her quest and to bring honor back to their name.
This book shares an exciting adventure that reminds readers that the path forward is never easy and is frequently filled with unexpected challenges.
Zira and the Grand Master need to find a way to overcome a madman, The Prince of Polema, as he stands before them and blocks their path. This same man led to the fall of the Empire twenty years ago, and now he seeks to finish the job, by "conquering" the daughter of the woman he killed.
To actively seek another's death is not the way of the Porters – and yet, the Grand Master refuses to back down. He throws away the Code he has spent most of his life protecting and enters the fray himself, offering up his very soul for a shot at ending the nightmare that has plagued him for twenty years.