A disgraced assassin and a ranger framed for treason switch sides in a race to track down a man prophesied to determine the outcome of a war.
Alixaidr was saved from certain death after a job proved a ploy to turn his corpse into a cause for factions to squabble. Merscik was rescued to guide an enemy out of a dangerous forest after being framed for treason and sentenced to hang. Bound by their debts, the two men embark on a race through a deadly wilderness, in search of a Wildman foretold to hold the key to winning a long-raging war.
But outsmarting and outrunning each other becomes secondary, when the two men reach their target and realize there’s far more to their task than affecting the course of a prophecy.
[Standalone low-ish fantasy]