Gibben Nemesio thought his life was over the day he received a conscription tice demanding he train to be a soldier. When he left his home for Silver City, he never expected he'd thwart a terrible plot to murder the King and become an overnight hero-and he definitely hadn't expected to find love in the form of a handsome mage trainee named Joel. Three years later, Gib has fought his way from lowborn farmer to hold the coveted position as understudy to the seneschal. Despite heightening tensions between the King and High Council and the rumors of impending war still terrorizing the people of Arden, Gib finds solace in the company of his wise mentor, loyal friends, and beloved companion. But with the arrival of an omius message from a powerful enemy in the rth, Gib quickly realizes peace is fleeting in a world where chaos lurks in every shadow, and treacherous forces-from both outside the country and within-threaten to destroy everything he holds dear. In Nightfall, the second chapter of the epic fantasy series The Chronicles of Arden, the adventure continues.