This novel is told from the perspective of Tucker Littlefield, who, before being threatened into an affair which does not involve him, is a fairly ordinary man… with the exception of a reputation for being self-interested. In an attempt to win the king’s gratitude, Littlefield pulls Elizabeth, the king’s seven-year-old niece, to safety during an attack by the Jonda. Even so, they manage to escape with the child. It is no easy road with many twists ahead. Littlefield and his companions face not only the hardships of their differences, but the power of outside forces working desperately against them.
“Just when Mr. Maus has his readers believing that everything is going to be all right, the antagonist’s trump card is played, throwing us into a whole new series of vicious, riveting battles that have us wincing and crying right along with the characters.” – Honest Book Reviews