A runaway in 12th-century York, Quin scrapes together a life from stolen trinkets and constant hope. His knack for survival keeps him breathing after he's nabbed by Leoric of Rensweald, a nobleman with generous intentions and dangerous needs. Quin alone knows Leoric's savage hunger and guards his secret with loyalty born of fear, ambition, and a strangled sense of brotherhood.
Richly rewarded for his silence, Quin is content until Leoric adopts a girl named Amarys as his ward. As Quin falls in love with her, his precariously balanced life comes undone. When an ancient enemy of Leoric's pulls Quin into a quest for revenge, he must make a terrible choice. Harm the one person who's shared a selfless love with him, or sabotage the quest and face a more brutal adversary than he's imagined?
What a GREAT story! It had me captivated from the first page and was hard to put down. The narrator had many tough choices to make, and although I might not agree with all of them, I very much enjoyed how the story unfolded. One character (ghost) was chilling...and gave the story a very satisfying creepy factor that I'll not soon forget.