This story starts off with a fourteen year old boy named Sage running away from a butcher who he stole a roast from. .
While sage is running from the butcher a man trips him to stop him and the butcher comes up to them and starts screaming about how sage stole from him and the man calmed him down and payed for the roast.
The man told sage that his name was Conner and took him inside the orphanage to tell Mrs.Turbeldy that he wanted to buy sage.
Conner bought sage and put him inside the car where he started talking with the other three boys Latamer, Roden, and Tobias. While they were talking Conner stopped the car and took all the boys out of the car and told them they had 2 choices which was you could leave or you could stay and help me with my plan. Latamer decided to leave and Conner pulled out a gun and killed him and told the buys this will happen if you dont listen and left the rest in shock.
the rest of the car ride was silent until they reached Conners's estate. Thats when he told the boys that one of them may become the King of Carthya and the other two will die. Conner told them he will explain the rest of his plan at supper.