The King's Trial. A mute radical. A brutal queen. A quest through a deadly maze.
Yosyph fences his heart and keeps his mouth shut. Posing as a mute tavern-hand, he gathers information on his bigoted queen and silently seeks to raise a rebellion. But when he discovers the monarch’s scheme to enslave thousands, he fears leading a revolt now would only end in a massacre.
Desperate for allies in the coming war, Yosyph travels through a deadly desert in search of his kin. But he’s shocked to discover his only option to defeat the queen’s vast military is an ancient magic that will consume him–unless he opens himself to the voice of his god.
Will Yosyph’s unexpected answers to his prayers stop his realm from descending into bloody darkness?
2019 Whitney Awards Nominee