book three of the Sword's Edge Chronicles
Treason in his clan...
Conspiracies from kin...
Plots against not only his rule but his person assail Alcandhor. If they succeed, he will lose not only his position as leader, but all ties to his family as well—cast out, riven from his children, his mother, sister, his dearest friends.
A province rebels—
Amidst the turmoil menacing his life, the corruption he fears has infected his kin, and provincial lords threatening to set up their own despotic princedoms, Alcandhor finds himself forced to choose. Does he uphold his vows to preserve their laws or give in to the ancient, haunting prophecies he seems destined to fulfill?
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