Executioners search for justice, not vengeance. Finn questions why it can’t be both.
As apprentice to the master executioner, Finn struggles to understand his place in the city as he searches for truth in those sentenced. The job is more complicated than he ever imagined. He’s proven his understanding of the basics, but for him to serve as an executioner—if that’s what he wants—he needs mastery.
Distracted by his search for a way to heal his still ailing mother despite the hegen magic, he finds himself at odds with the master executioner.
When assigned his first solo case, he knows he needs to impress Meyer. An investigation into a fire that burned through an entire section of the city leads Finn to learn of a greater threat to Verendal—and the entire kingdom.
When only Finn believes there’s more to the fire, can he save the city or will his quest for vengeance finally lead to his downfall?