He’s been running so long he’s forgotten what home feels like.
Vanson has lost more money gambling than he can afford. He also has a talent for transforming pebbles into gemstones that he can’t use for fear that his past will catch up with him. The only thing he fears more than the moneylenders is being used as a weapon of war.
Oritza is a swordswoman who lives by a code. Her last promise to her dying friend is one she intends to keep—bring Vanson back to end the war tearing his home apart.