A Warrior's Redemption
What does it truly mean to be redeemed?
A baby’s laughter.
A mind uncaged.
Lance is known as Scourge, the warrior in the black armor, the dog of the warlord Ulfr Blackwolf. He was just a boy when Ulfr found him and molded him into the perfect weapon. He slaughters and pillages on command, merciless and numb, devoid of emotions. Then a baby girl laughs at him during a raid.
And everything changes.
When Gust, a talented healer, is out deer hunting and comes across a magnificent horse bearing a mortally wounded rider, he is astonished and anxious. How could a man survive such injuries? What sort of horse appears to understand everything Gust says? Gust applies all his skills to his patient, determined to save the rider’s life, and is rewarded when the man opens his eyes.
As friendship blooms between them, Gust attempts to help Lance rediscover himself while fighting back his own longing to know the warrior more intimately. While Lance enjoys his growing attachment to Gust, he worries about Ulfr, not wanting Gust or the rest of the town to be caught in the flames of Ulfr’s wrath. He fears what will happen when his identity is revealed, and he ponders the most vital question of all: how can he redeem himself after a lifetime of slaughter?