about The Gray Lion
My pain… is self chosen.” Kain Villairo is a broken man. Torn away from his family at eleven and forced to join the royal army. When the rebellion breaks out in the outer villages of the Kingdom, Kain is still grappling with the losses of both his best friend as well as his mentor. As the now general of the royal army, Kain soon finds himself face to face with the leader of the insurrection, his twin brother Bruce.
Kain is the supposed only son of the Kingdom’s most famous traitor yet is surprisingly taken in with open arms by King Alastor. The boy quickly rises through the ranks of the military, becoming Kairum’s youngest commander at only seventeen. Though he finds success, Kain’s life is plagued by loss, and the young man has learned few mechanisms to deal with it besides through violence and rage. When the walls close in around him, Kain must choose between power and family.