Lieutenant Schtarz is failing to have a quiet meal. Ditman still hasn’t quite let go of his idea that the marshal’s an impostor, and then the marshal’s adjutant shows up, too. With paperwork.
Characters: Regart Schtarz, Liutwig Ditman, Ines Gorrion
Last we saw Schtarz & Ditman:
Unknown assassins hound the steps of Marshal Areghyr Deguisay, the supreme commander of the Halcian Republic. As the attack gets blamed on the neighbouring kingdom of Bereg and the senate cries for vengeance, Deguisay's surviving adjutants struggle to uncover the real enemy. Wish them luck, because nothing in Halcian high politics is what it seems - including, perhaps, Deguisay himself.
Meanwhile in Bereg, a court seer needs no magic to foresee a war her people can't possibly win…