The Assassin's Apprentice
Book III of The Aurora Chronicles
Six years have passed since the Nobles’ War and the Empire of Xu has entered a time of radical ethnic cleansing. Under a new imperial mandate set forth by the Emperor of Xu, all gypsies and migrants are to be eradicated, leaving no evidence behind of their existence.
Twenty-one-year-old gypsy and mercenary Jia now finds herself in a difficult position. Unwilling to become a part of the genocide, Jia and another refugee, Tehyo, cross the enemy border of Shiin. Fully expecting to be smote by the nation’s deity, Aurora, Jia and Tehyo are surprised when they find not divine retribution or death, but a Shiin gypsy with the ability to foretell one’s fate.
But in this turbulent world, fate can change with the wind and soon Jia and Tehyo find themselves ensnared in the foreign kingdom of Shiin. Bound by Power to the new royal family and obligated to fight on their behalf, Jia and Tehyo embark upon a journey that will not only change them but alter the Xun Empire forever.