War has come, and everyone will play their part in bringing that war to an end. As Fjerda’s army marches on Ravka, Nikolai tries his best to prepare for it. He’ll either come out of the war as King of Ravka, or die trying to save his country. Zoya has lost too much—and too many—to give up now. As General of the Second Army, she knows . . .
Nikolai Lantsov has finally gotten what he’s worked so hard to obtain: a throne. But being King of Ravka isn’t all he’d hoped. The country is broke, surrounded by enemies, and on the precipice of war. Oh, and he has a residual darkness in him that threatens it all, thanks to what happened with the Darkling. With the help of his Grisha general . . .