1.8/5.0This is a short story in the Study series by Maria V. Snyder, about Valek, the deadliest of deadly personnel in the Commander's army. The story takes place between Poison study and Magic study, which makes it #1.5 in the series.
After Yelena's execution order has been disappeared, Valek instantly knew that she was in danger. Of all the people who could set off after her, a former king's assassin from Sitia chased her without her knowledge from MD5. In order to keep Yelena focused on her mission, he has to go after the assassin into Sitia to hunt him down.