Loyalty and War 1
When love collides with duty, you do what you must.
One of Valis' fathers came home half-dead. The other is missing. When Valis tries to form a rescue party, he's blocked at every turn by the Patron Priest who refuses to even consider the matter.
Valis' non-magical allies—the Kalutakeni and mercenaries—are all on board, ready to follow Valis at a moment's notice. But to mount a successful rescue mission, Valis needs mages. A lot of them.
He will have to go over the Patron Priest's head to get the sanction. Doing that means he and his husband must go up against the Aesriphos Order's Grand Masters in a battle of magic and stamina. If they win, they get the sanction and much more than they bargained for. If they lose, it may cost them their lives.
His father's life hangs in the balance. Valis will do what he must.