This is a stand-alone novella set before the events of Revenant Winds.
From Mitchell Hogan - Aurealis Award winner and author of the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence.
Niklaus, master swordsman, has not aged a day since being chosen by his mercurial goddess. A slave to her will, he moves from one cryptic mission to the next in the hope of ascending to become her equal.
But even a man who has lived for centuries can sometimes find himself out of his depth.
When Niklaus is sent to kill a sorcerer of the Tainted Cabal, overconfidence leads to a fatal mistake, and neither experience nor skill with a blade can prevail against the forces unleashed against him.