Book 3 of the Necromancer Trilogy
Having retired from his position as Mountainvale's city commander to follow the woman he loves into hiding, Garrett Morvan is not enjoying country life like he had hoped he would. Now, he has nothing more pressing to do than menial chores, their cottage is far too primitive and his every step is dogged by an annoying goat named Claudia. Much as he loves Bree, he's near to the breaking point, waiting for something to change.
But then her uncle Eddie, Mountainvale's notorious Rat King of the Warrens, arrives with his sister Marian, an inherited spymaster and his shadow arm, determined to put Bree on the throne, regardless of her feelings about it.
Suddenly, country life is the least of his problems.