A healer forced to become a killer for an empire that would grind his country to dust.
Years ago, Aspectors walked the land, performing miracles both awesome and terrifying. They used their magic connection to the Aspect to serve the people of their country, healing the sick, and protecting their borders.
Then the Vin Irudur Empire attacked.
Now as soon as Aspectors are discovered, they are ripped away from their families and sent to academies run by the empire to be trained as the Vin Irudur see fit.
To Kehlem, Aspectors are a distant legend, of little importance to the town of Barrowheld where he works with his father as a physician. But when an enforcer of the Empire is sent to town in search of a rogue Aspector, Kehlem finds himself at the very centre of the empire’s attention.
Kehlem must prove himself useful to the empire, or risk being cast aside. To do so though would turn himself into a weapon so sharp, it would cut any that tried to hold him.