The rebellious White Army is on the move and only Queen Sarai's personal guards remain to turn the tide. Hopelessly outnumbered, Sentrus and Mave must guide their unusual force of men and beasts to victory, or lose everything they hold dear.
Meanwhile, on the outskirts of civilization, a twelve-year-old boy, Tem, and his father, Baratem, must protect Laica, a newly orphaned mustela who has fallen into their care.
The final battle commences, but the Queen is betrayed and captured. Except, it isn't the Revolutionaries who capture her. Instead it is the Sekrals; an ancient enemy made of both flesh and steel. They want her alive, but to what end? Tem and his father, in the wrong place at the wrong time, witness her capture. Baratem is killed trying to save her and, the orphaned Tem finds himself taking care of two more wounded creatures: a ranidae named Gloat, and a young soldier, named Aaron, who also tried and failed to save her.
News of the queen's (supposed) death ends the war and the few surviving loyalist soldiers, including Sentrus, are eventually released.
Sentrus, uncertain what cause to serve, discovers Tem and his band of injured misfits. They tell him the queen is alive and in the hands of the Sekrals. Determined to save his sovereign and unwilling to leave the orphans behind, Sentrus takes them along on a journey to the mountains where he can connect with the Condors. These enormous carrion birds patrol the skies with unceasing vigilance and always have the latest intel about the movement of both armies and enemies. After many days of travel and hardship, the condors direct Sentrus and his fellows to Queen Sarai's location, deep in enemy territory.
The rescue is dangerous and costly, and requires every skill set and ounce of strength this motley crew possesses.
Before they can save her, the Queen is faced with a terrible choice: her life or her humanity. Even as the final page is turned, the consequences of her decision may yet hang in the balance.
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