Book Ten in the Anarchy Series.
The tide is turning and the forces of the Empress are making inroads into Stephen's lands. The Warlord of the North, Alfraed, rides south to help the Earl of Gloucester with one final push to dislodge the Usurper but fate has a twist in the tail. There is much treachery and barons who fail to deliver on their promises. One thing is consistent; the Warlord's mission to restore the crown to the rightful ruler.