Any Man of Quality
Arinford has suffered its worst loss so far: Matilyn Malevus has sworn her sword to Richard Sullivan, the Black King, and to his cause. She is sent to a neighboring kingdom, to watch over his troubled daughter as she fulfills a betrothal that will give Lamonte one more kingdom under its control. Meanwhile, two Arinford prisoners escape the Black King’s cells, taking the Prince of Arinford with them. Politics and power come into play as the Lost Brigade fights back, marriage deals are made, and the city of Valishna begins to foster a plot that will free them from the soldiers who have made their lives hell.