Annev and his friends have survived the destruction of Chaenbalu, but greater threats await them in the capital city of Luqura.
As Annev navigates the city's perilous streets, he must also evade those who seek to possess and destroy him while seeking answers to the questions that continue to haunt him: Who orchestrated the attack on his village... and why? Who is Reeve, and why did Sodar want Annev to find him? Can Annev trust him?
Most importantly, can Annev learn to control his nascent magic, and will he find a way to remove the cursed artifact now fused to his body? If so, what will it ultimately cost him?
Justin Call graduated from Harvard University in 2012 with a Master's in Literature and Creative Writing. He has studied fantasy literature for over a decade and is co-designer of the board games Imperial Harvest and Royal Strawberries. Justin currently lives in Idaho with his wife, two sons, and Great Dane.