I always dreamt of being a hero,
one they write legends about.
Then, I discovered I was a demon.
The only stories they’ll write about me will be dark ones;
stories that frighten children in the night.
Desperate to be a hero, but born a demon.
Win JorHali can steal minutes and years, spreading death and decay with a touch. He should have turned himself over to the gods for rightful execution years ago, but he’s seen death, and he fears it.
Determined to prove himself worthy of the life he clings to, Win struggles to smother his growing power and provide for his family. When his secret is discovered, Win chooses to masquerade as his god’s greatest hero: the glorious Timespeaker.
As Chief Executioner for the gods, Win thinks he’s found his true purpose, but a violent rebellion is brewing among his people, and the girl he loves has joined its ranks.
He has the power to destroy any enemy, but who is the enemy? His gods aren’t what they seem, his people are merciless in their destruction, and Time itself seems to be splintering under Win’s ignorant hand.
The world is unraveling and Win has the power to save it, but at what cost? And in the end, what will he be? Hero or villain?