Chapter Six

Kalo Patwa hunched in shadow on the eastern horizon, the sun rising behind it in eight rays of golden light. The good omen lifted Arnol’s spirits as he pulled his coat tighter around him in the chilly dawn air. Wilan had said it was always hot here—or rather, he had written it—but this weather pleased…

Chapter Two

“I assure you, your majesty, this is only a routine procedure. We must see to your majesty’s fitness of body. After all, the body and spirit are one, and the fitness of one affects the other most drastically.” Bariti Latevisha Jewaktana, princess and first wife of the exiled General Keranta, had already exhausted her excuses…