What if you knew a story that you could tell no one-except one person?
The Duke of La Marche is being held prisoner in a tower over a friendship he never tried to hide. As confidant to the famous Maid of Donremy, the duke should have been a hero. Instead, he was locked up by his king and called a traitor.
But this betrayal no longer matters to the duke. What does matter is a promise he made to a young girl-to the Maid. For the Maid had been but a girl once-a girl with a name and her own astonishing story-as he had been but a boy. He knows that one day, when he is old and frail, another girl, a poisoner, will come looking for him. And he will keep his promise-he will reveal to her the Maid's mystery so that destiny will be fulfilled.
When Ankarette, the queen's poisoner, arrives in enemy territory on a quest for the Maid's magic sword, little does she realize that she's been chosen-or that the duke's story will alter the fabric of her mission-and the impending war about to tear two kingdoms apart.
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About the Author
Jeff Wheeler is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author and the creator of the Kingfountain series, among others. After retiring early from his career at Intel, he has been writing full-time since 2014 and became one of the founders of the online magazine Deep Magic: The E-zine of Clean Fantasy and Science Fiction (learn more at www.deepmagic.co).
A devout member of his church, Jeff is most proud of his role as a husband and a father.