No one save for Bray, who is determined to find Yarrow above all else. But the man she eventually tracks down does not know her—he does not know himself. Meanwhile, Arlow is drawn deeper into the fold of the Pauper’s Men, Peer is thrust into an unwanted leadership role, and Vendra plots revenge.
All the while, Quade Asher marshals his armies. War is coming. But long before his military forces arrive, he will make his enemies suffer for the humiliation of his defeat. He will sow fear, break spirits, and leave them bleeding. Quade will test the strength of those who oppose him: how much loss and suffering can they bear, and still fight on?
Taken to a distant land to learn the sword from the world’s greatest master, Ko-Jin quickly discovers that his exceptional physical abilities will not lessen the rigors of his training, nor shield him from the cruelties of the world beyond.
Journey back to the land of Trinitas in this quasi-prequel, in which Sung Ko-Jin takes his first step towards becoming the man he is destined to be.