Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-good fortune mercenary journeying south to sign up for up with King Zadar’s military. but he maintains rescuing the wrong people.
First Spring, an infant he reveals scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar’s most fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge on the king for her sister’s execution.
Now Dug’s on the incorrect aspect of the lots-strong navy he was hoping to join – and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his face. All Dug has is his struggle hammer, one small infant, and one unpredictable, extraordinarily-educated warrior with a lust for revenge that might get them all killed.