An action-packed novella from acclaimed fantasy author Brian Ruckley, following the adventures of the Free - the most feared mercenary company the world has ever seen.
Wren is a Clever, someone who can shape the unseen forces of the world. Such powers are more a curse than a blessing, and Wren has been running all of her life - from the consequences of her actions, and from those who would use her abilities for their own ends.
Now she finally has a direction. Rumours talk of a legendary Clever living in the Hommetic Kingdom's borderlands, a man who can teach her how to control the forces that rage inside her - if she can find him.
Yet enemies from Wren's past hound her every step, and a horde of ferocious barbarians ravages the very lands that she must travel. Somewhere in this chaos, the Free - the most feared mercenary company in the world - are fighting against the invaders. Surely they would help her in her quest...
Or perhaps the Free will need her help even more.
Brian Ruckley lives in Edinburgh. He is the author of the Godless World trilogy.