“The King shall lose both head
Doomed by ancient prophecy, the
ineffectual ruler of the Remish Empire faces
countless enemies: rebellious nobles, an insurgent middle class, nationalistic rebels from
breakaway provinces, a restive serf population.
The King summons the one man in
all his empire who can save his dynasty: the janissary General, Dmitry
But can the King truly trust this
strange man – a military genius who is squeamish and faints at the sight of
blood, a religious mystic, an effeminate drunkard?
The King orders the janissary to
arrest the conspirators of the White Lodge, wealthy young aristocrats seeking
to overthrow the monarchy. The newest
recruit to their cause is Reiss Tselatse, whose tormented past has made him a fervent idealist,
renouncing everything for the sake of the Revolution. Tselatse’s chance
encounter and bizarre friendship with the janissary will have far-reaching
implications for the fate of the empire.
A letter of type missing from a
printing press…. Mystical visions born
from the bite of an insect…. The fateful
consequences of a young widow’s ordeal…. Threads which weave
throughout this epic story of revolution, war, friendship, love, and betrayal.