The Shadowbearer – An Aegis of the Gods book
For years, Knight Commander Stefan Dorn, leader of the Unvanquished, has known only war, death and victory. All in the name of his loyalty to King Nerian, a man he idolized.
On the cusp of peace, a peace he promised his men was coming after long years of service, events have changed. They are being called to war again but not a campaign any of them expects.
Faced with a shocking change at home and loyalty to his men, Stefan wishes only to enjoy life away from the battlefield. However, the King may have been manipulated into his choice for a new war against a rabid, unforgiving enemy by those closest to him. He commands Stefan to lead the men. In the past Stefan may have strove only for the glory of triumph over another enemy, but he has a family to think of, a promise to uphold, a people to see survive a potential cataclysm.
What will Stefan do if there’s a chance the real enemy is his own? Suppose this new threat cannot be defeated? What if the King himself has chosen a path Stefan abhors, a path to his own people’s demise? Left with a choice between family, his men, his country and his King, which will Stefan choose? Which will he lose?