The Hand of the Sun King
by J.T. Greathouse
Wen Alder was born into two worlds. On his father’s side, a legacy of loyal service to the Sienese Emperor spanning generations and rising to take the most powerful position in Sien—the Hand of the Emperor.
But from his mother he has inherited defiance from the Empire, a history of wild gods and magic unlike anything the Imperial sorcerers could yet control.
Now, on the verge of taking the steps that will forge the path of his life, Alder discovers that the conflict between the Empire and the resistance is only the beginning of a war that will engulf both heaven and earth, gods and man—and he may be the key to final victory for whichever side can claim him as their own…