Tom Bont, author
Broderick earns the sobriquet, Iron, for his ability to win under the direst of circumstances. His sentence to the royal gallows, for daring to love the princess, reminds him he’s still a slave. A last-ditch rescue by the slave army he commands pits him against the full military might of the kingdom. The only way to escape royal vengeance is to direct it elsewhere, so he uses his strategic genius to goad the king into battle with a rival nation. Broderick soon learns that the princess carries his child, marked for death by the king. Now, to save the royal destiny of a slave’s get, Iron Broderick orchestrates the final conflict, so it occurs in the one arena where he has ultimate control…the battlefield.