From internationally bestselling author D.P. Prior...
"A beautifully written and engrossing masterwork!" -- Mitchell Hogan
Fantasy Faction semifinalist for the SPFBO 2018
A babe is born in the shadows of the ravine city, a child who will end the self-imposed exile of the dwarves and usher in a new age of glory.
Blood will flow in rivers.
Friends will become foes.
And a hero will rise.
The child's pleading eyes and outstretched hand dug at painful memories John had worked hard to bury. When he turned away, stern eyes and hands on hips awaited him.
"You can't even spare a smile for that boy, John?"
John blew out a tired sigh. "To what end, Mary? That boy's fate is as meat for the predators out there. Or meat for the Magistrate's axe – just like what happened to Jimmy."