In times past, these simple words would've meant a swift death for young Kael. But the Speakers of legend were nothing like the legendary, and feared, generals controlling the bloodthirsty creatures known as dark borns.
They were worse.
Those monsters from a time long past are now little more than stories, their passing leaving only ancient scrolls to teach Kael how to tame a magical talent he shouldn't possess. One he'd give up in a heartbeat for the chance to have a normal life in his small world overrun with children from the noble and the rich.
Deemed safe from those who could do him harm, he has only a handful of loyal friends to help maintain the secret about his parentage. But if the wrong people ever find out he is the Rogue King's son, no magic in the world will be able to save him.