With death on the line, could you choose between duty and honor?
Loren 218 M.E. — Gaius Flavius' career is on the fast track. Heir to a family tradition of service in the Bellatorio, part the elite Lorenan military, Gaius is admired by the men and women who serve under him, yet grudgingly tolerated by his superiors.
So, when given the chance to gain the respect and reputation his Bellators deserve, Gaius jumps at the opportunity, volunteering for a mysterious mission to the islands of the Southern Shield. But upon arrival, Gaius quickly discovers that nothing is quite what it seems. Between misinformation, corrupt leadership, and a doggedly fierce insurrectionist force, Gaius realizes all too late that this fight may very well cost him far more than his own life.
Faced with dismal odds, how far is Gaius willing to go to protect the very people he led into harm's way?
See where Gaius's story began in this much-awaited prequel novella to the Legion of Pneumos series.