Decades after the fall of Cyador, its survivors have re-established themselves in Cigoerne, a section of Hamor they have reclaimed from the near-desert and now coveted by hostile neighbors. Lerial, the second son of Duke Kiedron, lives in the shadow of his older brother Lephi, the heir to their father’s realm. Lerial’s future seems preordained: He will one day command his brother’s forces in defense of Cigoerne, serving at his older sibling’s pleasure. But when Lerial is sent to be fostered by Major Altyrn to learn the skills and wisdom he will need to fulfil his future duties, he begins a journey into a much larger world that brings out his true potential. And as war finally engulfs the fringes of Cigoerne, Lerial’s growing mastery of Order and Chaos is tested to its limits, and his own.
A Tor Hardcover
May 20, 2014