Scrappy but small, Kirrin gets beat up. A lot. When he hides from the local gang in a powerful man’s carriage, he’s transported to a vast rural estate. Far from home and hungry, Kirrin is caught stealing from the kitchen and fears the worst.
But the So’har Hak’kar is impressed with Kirrin’s tenacity and cleverness. Under the corrupt lord’s guidance, he learns fighting and stealth, politics and history. He finally has the life of adventure and excitement he imagined for himself, as he trains with one of the mythical shadow dancers and chases down pieces of a long-forgotten prophecy that predicts the return of a lost paradise.
Unfortunately, he doesn’t realize what he is being groomed for as he gets drawn into an obsessed ruler’s schemes. Forced into crimes far worse than stealing bread, Kirrin struggles with who he is becoming. His life at risk. His family is in danger. He’s living on borrowed luck. But borrowed luck never lasts.
Find out how Kirrin’s choices affect a world and a generation and the start of an epic adventure that will change the world–