The Emperor is dead. Long live the Empire.
General Bordan has a lifetime of duty and sacrifice behind him in the service of the Empire. But with rebellion brewing in the countryside, and assassins, thieves and politicians vying for power in the city, it is all Bordan can do to protect the heir to the throne.
Apprentice Magician Kyron was assigned to the late Emperor’s honour guard escorting his body on the long road back to the capital.
But even a magician’s power may fail when enemies emerge from the forests intent on seizing their precious cargo.
Whoever controls the Emperor’s body, controls the Empire…