When Wolf Dasher is assigned to find out who is leaking sensitive information to Urland's mortal enemy, Phrygia, he doesn't count on the spy being an innocent victim . . . or that he is the prize in an elaborate double-cross. What begins as a simple reconnaissance mission ends in a harrowing chase across the sky of Mensch's perpetual night, with Wolf pursued by a Phrygian Shadow determined to bring him back to her superiors for torture. Now the hunter becomes the hunted!
"The Darkline Protocol" is a free short story that introduces Wolf Dasher, hero of John R. Phythyon, Jr.'s debut novel, State of Grace. Combining magic, espionage, and politics, "The Darkline Protocol" is a fantasy-thriller mashup offering an electifying brew of action and adventure.