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Cover design and illustration by Saul Bottcher.

Charles Malatesta flees to the Empire in search of protection and training. Upon his return to Morloke, he battles Turkowi invaders and greedy neighbors to preserve and defend his lands. His attempts to found a dynasty and preserve his gains for the next generation are far less successful than his wars, and he risks bringing sorrow and heartbreak to the woman who loves him—and to himself.

Book 7 of the Colplatschki Chronicles by Alma T.C. Boykin.

“It looks fantastic.:) I'm quite pleased with how it has turned out. ... [The lettering] looks great, ties to the other books without copying them, stands out but doesn't overpower the background or shield. And it fits the character ... .”
—Alma T. C. Boykin, Author