What if you held a secret that would turn the tide of war away from the enemy … and onto you?
When Kes is found stumbling through the desert on the verge of death, she's given a second chance at life, but at a cost: she must prove that the secret she holds is real. With a jaded war hero, an escaped slave, and a crack shot by her side, Kes must sneak back into the lands that nearly killed her before and face a god-like menace who has anticipated her return.
Win or lose, the foursome will be branded as traitors. Their home will fall to ash and ruins, and everyone they've ever known will perish. Their only hope rests on the word of a thief who has set out to rescue an enemy who deserves to die.