He was anointed. Now he’s being hunted. The king will stop at nothing until he’s dead.
Tavita is only a young shepherd when he is anointed to become Troth’s next king. When King Temiro hears about it, he spirals into a rage and orders his assassins to kill him before he can arise to the throne.
Tavita flees, barely escaping with his life. A girl named Adalgisa, who was sent by the king’s son, escorts him through the forest. But they get captured by a native tribe, who also wishes them dead.
Locked in a cold dungeon, Tavita must discover what it truly takes to become a leader of a kingdom. And he must gain the trust of his enemies.
As an evil enemy threatens to consume the kingdom, Tavita is propelled on a journey where he faces life-defining decisions. United by unpredictable events, he and Adalgisa chart a course through danger, heartache, and doubt to return and save the kingdom from extinction.