Detunae Yeroen is famous. For dueling, for gambling, for having the Araeboril’s ear. Fame was always the plan, but he never imagined himself in his position. Yeroen is in love with the Araeboril. Of course, he can’t help it. Nobody can help it. But he believes she loves him, too, and that’s everything. Even though she doesn’t love him in the same way. She doesn’t look at him like everyone else, with pity and disdain. He killed a man dueling in the wateryards, and though he’d been a champion, he’s only known for one murder. Banned from the sport and drowning in debt, Yeroen sells his time and blood to creatures more careful than he.