"Didn't I tell you?" Solon said, leering into Jay's face unpleasantly. "I've only kept you this long because you were useful to me."
For Jay, the price of failure was always high. At ten years of age, he was deemed by the one he called 'master' to have outlived his purpose. Left alone to fight an army against insurmountable odds, with all expectation that he would die. But something funny happened that day: he won that fight. And in the process, he managed to convince Solon that...maybe he was worth keeping around after all.
Fast forward six years. Jay is Solon's most trusted operative, unfailingly loyal and dedicated, dispatched on the most important mission of all: capturing the Merines. And this time, he doesn't intend to fail. After all, who wants to be abandoned twice?