Blade and Flame (Prequel to The Kobalos Trilogy) by Ty Johnston
Series: The Kobalos Trilogy, Book 4 · Kron Darkbow, Book 4.
Approx. 11,580 words.
Published on December 20, 2010.
Kuthius Tallerus might be old and sick, but as a sergeant of the Prisonlands border wardens he still has a job to do when a pair of exiles escape with help from the outside world.
Leading a squad of wardens, including his nephew the scout, Kuthius sets out in pursuit of the fugitives, eventually discovering this was no simple escape plan.