Lakhoni has been left for dead. When the King's guards attack his village and slaughter his people, he regains consciousness only to find his sister has been taken captive. Armed with only a bow, Lakhoni must traverse a brutal wilderness, face deadly warriors, and battle legendary tattooed assassins, all in order to save his sister's life. But along the way, he discovers his parents were t the simple villagers they seemed. Instead, they were hiding a great secret that goes back to the First Fathers. Lakhoni sets out to avenge his parents, but he isn't the only one who wants the king dead. Ancient enemies are poised to strike while traitors poison the kingdom from within. The life of the king and the fate of the kingdom hang in the balance.
Jared Garrett has a MA in teaching and a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate. He has taught in Japanese, Taiwanese, and Alaskan high schools. He was adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University for five years. He is a literacy expert and taught writing and literature during his time in Alaska. He currently lives in Black Diamond, Washington. He is the author of Beyond the Cabin and Beat, and he received an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest.