Jonnere Hwaelin never asked to be dragged to the Forsaken West and doesn’t trust western magic. All he ever wanted was to please his father, and one day take his place as High Lord of Kieln. But his father’s plans for sedition and his brother’s quest for adventure leave Jonn with ambitions too great to achieve. How can he return home and become king when he is cursed? And how can he convince his brother to reject this New World and return with him?