Newly named regent, Justen has already killed for his realm, and faced death. The seventeen-year-old braces for a broader war and a revolt by those who expected the throne. He must build support within the ruling caste before the king’s death or civil war will be unavoidable. He faces an affliction that exhausts him every time he applies his arcane talents. He must learn to deal with his comrades’ voices in his head, put to use the visions, and end the taboo of occult healing, an art he can’t survive without. He bares the stigma of being single-born in a society of twins, which affects his every interaction, complicates every relationship.