Marcus Listar held the Great Families of Valaar in check, until the night he was murdered.
Orphaned and alone, Tristan is left fighting for his life as the Kingdom descends into civil war.
With his world in ashes, Tristan must set aside his grief and become the warrior he was born to be.
As his father’s killer races for the throne, Tristan faces certain death. When the war is over, he who wears the crown will write history. Will Tristan be remembered as a hero of the people, or will he be hung for high-treason?