Sylvio spent the past decade banished from Simare's court, stripped of land, ancestral home, and title - from Minister of National Security to back-country bowyer. But not any bowyer; Sylvio creates bows from laminations of wood, and human bone, bows that are said to speak, bows known as the legendary arcossi.
And now, after a decade, he is called back to the capitol, summoned by his Prince whom he suspects is a patricide, and insane. His very life is in danger, and with it, the country he has served through all his days.
From Mountains of Ice is a story of love, endurance, and the meaning of honor.