This begins the tale of Anrel Murau, a young man of good family in the Walasian Empire. Although he comes from a clan of sorcerers, Anrel failed the tests for magical ability, and is instead training as a scholar, hoping for a career as a clerk. He returns home from studying in Lume, the imperial capital, and finds his best friend, Lord Valin, caught up in politics, defying the landgrave, or provincial governor, Lord Allutar. Anrel tries to talk sense to his friend, but matters quickly get out of hand...
Published by Tor Books, November 2009.
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