This is my second entry in the Top 75 of the Launch Pad competition!
A young noble lord is left to survive on his own after his house is attacked by the ambitious heir to the Empire, Prince Estone. With his parents dead and his house destroyed, Julien Akendrick is forced to join the outlaws known as the Blackleaves and live in the shadows of the forest. As Julien lives as a highwayman and thief, he learns about a dark power bound to him – the power of a shadowy spirit from beyond. This magic can aid his quest for revenge against Estone, but it will cost Julien his very soul.
Cover art by Victoria Davies (vikncharlie)