A 521 page epic fantasy adventure. Sir Carl Hard court, a merchant-knight from Dein, must make a difficult decision. Will he fulfill his obligation to build his father's commercial empire and forsake his chance for courtly love? Or will he heard the call of chivalry and offer his sword to the King of Tenham, who is making a brave yet futile stand against the invincible hordes of gray-skinned, humanoid amalehqs, lead by their brutal king? The Tenhamese Prince Terrance Whitgrave is headstrong and impetuous, but will face betrayal, terror, and dishonor beyond his comprehension. Can honor, once lost, be regained?