Caderyn Fortis has been many things—loyal husband, soldier, war veteran, public servant. Now he is a fallen nobilis and gambling addict, an alcoholic who never got over the murder of his wife. In his darkest hour an opportunity comes that can help him recover his self-worth and make up for the mistakes that cost him his wife. All he has to do? Discover who kidnapped a young woman and where they took her, then rescue her. He must do this while not alienating his employer—the best suspect—or falling in love with the woman helping him.
Review: Caderyn wants to make up for the mistakes of his past that still haunt him. The language took a while to get used to, but once I did, I enjoyed the book. It's a mix of Greece/Rome and epic fantasy, and the characters are complex and intriguing. The plot kept me hooked until the end.