When the Duke of Malvern is declared missing, presumed killed, Amanda, his estranged duchess, is his unlikely rescuer. But rescue him she does–and finds him broken and utterly changed by the war. As she takes charge of her amnesiac husband and the manor house that was never a home, she risks falling in love with him all over again.
The Alliance's senior agents in the Empire are killed and it falls to Major John Gresham to finish their work - and hopefully not share the same fate. He and his krokator partner Akgu Zurra soon come under fire from not only terrorist foes but their own people as they are framed for crimes they did not commit and fight to stop highly placed traitors from throwing the Empire into civil war.
"Fair play" is the motto of the Third House at Narrows School, but that motto takes on a different meaning when a lonely member of the Third House is secretly wooed by a young man from a rival House. . . . This novel can be read on its own or as the third and final story in the "Master and Servant" volume of Waterman, a historical fantasy series.