"Bow's narrative is engaging and imaginative" - Publisher's Weekly
From the Back Cover
And, at seventeen years of age, he would have died.
In reality, Timothy was only two years old when Botan was betrayed to theHuctans. He doesn't remember the razing, or the harrowed escape, or even his own parents. What he knows is his love for his brother, hiscontempt for himself, and his powerlessness against the Huctan soldiers.
But the time for keeping his head down is over. Timothy has achance to join the rebels, to learn from the once-famous masters ofcombat and espionage, to throw himself into a cause that he would diefor.
A chance to become a Thane. And he's taking it.