When Dresden Jakobs' parents moved to Monparth, they wanted a better life for their children. Indenturing their young son for ten years to some nobleman so they could pay their debts wasn't the plan. But Regulus Hargreaves isn't at all what Dresden expected. Is it possible for a master and servant to be friends?
This prequel novella to Prince of Shadow and Ash (The Mercenary and the Mage book one) traces Dresden and Regulus' friendship through a series of vignettes as they grow up and their roles and life situations shift and change--from servant and master, to brothers-in-arms, to brothers. It can be read before or after reading The Mercenary and the Mage duology.