Warden of the Ash Tree
Maksim Artur, a Vucari noble, heard the rumors of Reds killing their god at Anaerfell. Without the threat—and promise—of the Horned God, the Vucari society is ready to rip itself apart. When a group of skin-switchers sneak away to find out the truth, Maksim is given free rein to stop them. Now, while attempting to protect the Vucari tradition and his personal legacy, Maksim will discover what it truly means to be a Warden of the Ash Tree.
The first night with the landless was spent in the grove, eating the reddish-orange fruit and drinking fresh spring water. Maksim somehow fell asleep after the meal with his thoughts on Levin. He did not wake until the middle of the following day, feeling groggy and disoriented. When offered water, he eagerl……