Leo Valiquette grew up in rural Ontario, Canada, but escaped to Tatooine, Middle Earth, and that barn in Charlotte’s Web by the age of eight. He trained to work in museums, before taking up the pen as a journalist and business writer.
Flintlock epic fantasy that’s a bit dark without going all grimdark. A condemned witch and a traumatized soldier are caught between dead gods who want to murder their parents and a living sword with dreams of genocide.
Ryn and Josalind are caught between rival forces that would either use them, kill them, or venerate them as lost gods returned. Their best hope lies with finding the mysterious Crucible Tree. But unlocking its secrets comes with a brutal price.
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