An unseen evil gathers just beyond perception. In the quiet mornings jaundiced eyes peer out from imagined shadows. Daeriv’s forces have withdrawn, but his pall touch still lurks in Lawrec. Its presence stirs Roland’s every nerve. Will he understand its nature before it’s too late?
Roland faces a choice. He struggles to fulfill two vows, one to his lord and another to his betrothed. Will he ignore the wisdom offered by his father? If he does, what will it cost? An army that curses the very ground it walks upon puts the future of Lawrec at stake and threatens a bloodline. How does a knight weigh the life of a single child against the possible desolation of thousands of families?
Bound by his struggle between oaths, Roland may fail to see Claire’s own dilemma. As she risks what may be fatal rejection, will her love for Roland be enough to see them through? Roland’s journey continues in Roland’s Triumph, the third book of the Heirs of Vanity Series.