In a time of prophecies and destinies, a young man leaves his apprenticeship as a blacksmith to follow a complete stranger to a new kingdom and a new life. He is young and naive in the ways of the wide world and finds himself drawn to a profession he never would have considered.
The Lion of Rivers is an enchanting tale of lives crossed and loves lost. Dark and evil forces are rising up to take control almost unnoticed while a disgruntled lord mounts an army against his king, enlisting any man willing to become a soldier and manufacturing trouble to further his cause, all in the name of destiny.
Falcon, a messenger for Lord Ilford, finds Evan as an indentured servant with an abusive blacksmith. With minimal prompting, Falcon encourages the young man to live up to his potential, whatever that may be.
Evan leaves his home country for new adventures, not certain why or what will happen to him when he arrives. He is different from the residents of his new home, physically shorter and speaking with a strange accent. Hoping to enlist as a soldier, Evan discovers his aptitude for stealth, stamina, and flexibility. He is quickly recruited for the regiment of assassins and is sketched into Ilford’s overall plan of war.
Throughout this epic tale, the reader is offered glimpses of the outside forces that shape the world. Legends of the Book of Rivers float among the people, a book that speaks to the life path of each and every person to grace the world. Falcon seeks out this book to answer the agglomeration of questions mounting in the wake of destruction and murder. Not everyone is subject to predestination.