Civil war rages to the south, threatening the stability of the continent. Abigail Cross is plucked from the peaceful life she built as a university teacher after her role as the Avant Champion at the Battle of Marrin Beach five years ago. Queen Rebekah recruits Abigail to help the southern giants with their internal strife and return a captured leader to his people. Abigail enlists the help of her husband and healer Joshua Colt, lieutenant Coco DeFay of the Queen's guard, and close friend Baird Fox. As the team travels through the southern marsh, a simple rescue plan transforms into a harrowing adventure. Danger and betrayal lurk in the darkness. Abigail discovers that more than her honor as the Avant Champion is at stake as she tries to cut through the web of destruction and deceit threatening to bring her to ruin. This exciting sequel to the 2nd place EVVY award-winning epic fantasy adventure, The Avant Champion: Rising, will thrill readers with new adventure, new characters, and new challenges.