Ten years the war with Volsapta has raged on. Too long has Filya the averner been forced to scout when he should be tending horses. Filya sees an easy answer – desert and flee south. But scouting with him is Sir Pytor, who puts honor and loyalty ahead of worries about a mad king.
Now Filya finds his chance to escape while Pyotr struggles with a bridge guardian. But if he does so, Sir Pyotr faces capture at least, death at worst. Unless Filya can find a way to save them both…
Exhausted, starving, and out of magic: a terrible way to meet your assassin.
When Terlik’s horse wanders off at the end of a rare long day’s ride, Terlik barely manages a spell to find his steed. Unfortunately he also finds the warrior sent to kill him. She holds secrets and regrets, but clings to her honor: she took the money and Terlik will die – unless he can find his way out of his Bind by the River.