The power struggle begins . . .
The people of Weyland always believed the slavers raids, which destroyed families and homes like a natural disaster, were a misfortune that couldn't be averted or stopped.
But it's not true.
King Marcus struck a deal: his people in exchange for technology and a powerful alliance with the Vandian civilisation.
And now everyone knows.
Jacob and Carter Carnehan escaped the slavers - along with the true king of Weyland - and have returned home with both the truth, and a Vandian princess as their hostage. Their purpose was to avoid war . . . instead, the truth prompts a civil war at home - while an invasion force focused on reclaiming the captive princess starts to gather on their borders.
Jacob and Carter will be separated once again - and this time they're fighting for something bigger than their lives.
Stephen Hunt is the author of the bestselling Jackelian series, beginning with THE COURT OF THE AIR, and now the Far-Called series. Born in North America, he now divides his time between Somerset and Madrid, while running his genre-leading website: www.SFcrowsnest.org.uk.
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