Elaine is thrown in the deep end and her life unravels before her eyes when the princess she serves dies in a tragic accident. All of a sudden, Elaine doesn't have a purpose. Alone and drifting, she realises the princess' death may not have been an accident at all, and things spiral even further into chaos.
Can Elaine find herself in the midst of it all, or will she let the stream tug her into het another life not of her choosing? And what of Raymond Dart, the king's chief investigator with a reputation for being the hardest, most intimidating man in the kingdom? Is the kindness he shows Elain real or is he acting to get her to confess to a crime she did not commit? Elaine doesn't know what to believe and her life could be on the line if she misses a step.
The Companion's Tale is one of The Wordmage's Tales, accompanying The Apprentice Storyteller. The apprentice has learned from master storyteller, Viola Alerion, and now he performs these classic tales from the Haldrian Empire in his own right.