The sequel to ‘Portentous 1: Brothers’ and Book Two of the Dais family trilogy.
“There’s no going back, Pax. We’re outlaws.”
Wexlen Dais has fled the settlement where he once was governor. His brother, Paxlan, is with him. However, they have no idea where the children are, or what to do next.
Back in Star East One, the people are learning to live without their governor, under the rule of the new marshal. Yet there are those who want to resist. Doster must seek them out, as well as evade capture himself, if he is to honour his former employer and outlawed friend.
In the Centre, Graymer Festen knows he needs to find the rebels, but he also knows he needs to preserve the secrets of the Burning Tower. If they got out, there would be no turning back.
And as they travel west, to the outer reaches of the land, there is much to learn for Wex and Pax, as well as new allies and enemies to encounter. The key to their future may well be the ghosts of the past.
From Stephen Barnard, author of ‘Portentous 1: Brothers’, ‘Corner House’, and the short story collections ‘A Very Bad Year’ and ‘Unlucky Numbers’.