Knights of Sehaann embody responsibility, honor, and privilege. But Kyren has loftier goals. He wants a spot in the Royal Guard. It's among those elite warriors that he'll find purpose, reward for years of sword training, and the only family he has left. He's unsure, though, if the story of his past is true. And if his brazen audacity doesn't get him killed, his knighthood test just might.
After a lifetime spent in obscurity in the country, Kyren knows nothing of palace etiquette or provincial politics. He was raised as a commoner, a farmer, a nobody. But the revelation of his true identity sends him chasing his dream of becoming a knight all the way to the Sehaannian capital. He hopes to connect with the brother he never knew he had. He wants to make a difference in the world. He has no idea what he's gotten himself into.
Ani is an outcast. Separated from his family, disrespected by his peers, ignored by his masters, he's a slave striving to make a name for himself in a cutthroat world of selfish ambition. The nearest thing he has to a friend is the young boy who's adopted him as his reluctant mentor. Though he desperately craves companionship, he can't let anyone get too close. Intimacy is too risky. If anyone discovers why he tiptoes down darkened halls in the middle of the night, his life and his family will be forfeit.
Two lonely souls brought together by chance—one dedicated to honor and duty and one weighed down by obligation. It's either the best partnership they could ever hope for or a disaster waiting to happen. As political tensions in Sehaann reach a breaking point, lines will be drawn, choices will be made, and split-second decisions will ignite a war. Both Kyren and Ani are searching for a place to belong. Gods willing, it won't be on either side of a battlefield.
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