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When Semuel Gherard is involuntarily enlisted into the Mericonian military, his life changes forever.

Forced to leave everything and everyone he loves behind, he begins a new life as a soldier for the empire. To survive, he must set aside his fears and uncertainties and use his talents to fight for his place among the military elite.

As he moves up in the ranks, he begins to question everything he knew about the empire, until he must make a choice that could alter the direction of the country.