Victory at Ostagar: Volume 3
By Arsinoe de Blassenville
The King is dead, long live…
King Cailan’s will names no successor, and there is no direct heir. The nearest claimants are the Couslands, who, apart from Bronwyn and her brother Fergus were massacred by Rendon Howe some months earlier, leaving the north in disarray.
The plot against the Queen was discovered too late. The Queen has been poisoned by an Orlesian agent, and magical healing can do no more than slow a losing battle.
Before agreeing to consider further possibilities, Bronwyn chooses to investigate a rumor of the existence of the funereal shrine of the Prophet Andraste, and of the Prophet’s ashes which might heal the Queen.