Original Release: Baen January 1998 -- Out of print
Backlist eBook November 2012
Backlist cover art by Doranna Durgin
Baen cover art by DKS
Wildside art by Melisa Michaels of Embiid
A Prequel to Dun Lady's Jess
Before there was Dun Lady’s Jess…
Magic, betrayal, and a twice-cursed exile--only one man's determination can untangle the deadly intrigue that binds them together.
When Ehren's sovereign and friend was killed, Ehren, First of the King's Guard, was far away -- sent on a wild goose chase by the First Level Ministry, whose number he now believes must contain at least one traitor.
When a First Level wizard orders him to stop searching for the assassins and instead to find and neutralize the dead king's distant family, his suspicions deepen to near certainty.
And Ehren is determined to find those exiles -- if only so that he may guard them with his life.