From an exciting new voice in epic fantasy, reminiscent of Robert Jordan, comes this majestic tale of courage and survival. Annev was born without an arm, a mark of Keos, a sign of the fallen God. Sodar, a priest, takes pity on Annev and hides his disability with the use of a magical prosthetic limb, highly magical but also highly illegal. Annev is taken in by Sodar and attends the Academy - a school for training acolytes of the faith who are sent out to find magical objects and confiscate them. But before he can become an acolyte Annev must pass a series of trials where not only his strength and intelligence will be tested, but his bravery and loyalty will be questioned. When embarking on a task for the head of the Academy, Annev learns of a prophecy about the Seventh Son. A man born of a royal line destined to save the world or destroy it. Could Annev be that son?