Book I of Valisar. In the face of inevitable invasion, a king faces an impossible choice between duty and family. Prince Leo is the monarchy’s last chance. His parents have been captured by a ruthless tyrant, his sister has been killed, his brother is too ill to assume the throne and his father’s trusted advisor is out for revenge. Yet what chance can a young boy have against an entire army? Guarded by a loyal soldier, Prince Leo must abandon his home and unravel his father’s mysterious plans to restore his family to the throne. But first, he must find a way out alive…