King Jorg Ancrath is twenty now—and king of seven nations.
His goal—revenge against his father—has not yet been realized, and the demons
that haunt him have only grown stronger. Yet no matter how tortured his path, he
intends to take the next step in his upward climb.
For there is only one power worth wielding … absolute power.
Jorg would be emperor. It is a position not to be gained by the sword but rather
by vote. And never in living memory has anyone secured a majority of the vote,
leaving the Broken Empire long without a leader. Jorg has plans to change that—one
way or the other. He’s uncovered even more of the lost technology of the land, and
he won’t hesitate to use it.
But he soon finds an adversary standing in his way, a necromancer unlike any he
has ever faced—a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the