Twelve years ago, Dax, rightful king of West Landly was forced to flee into exile. Now he has become an expert warrior for hire. However, he has tired of commanding mercenaries in a series of regional skirmishes. Commandant Renshau had just the thing, a new assignment as a political advisor. Dax relished the new challenge, but being a political advisor was more dangerous than he had thought—much more dangerous!