A promise imprisoned him. Betrayal will set him free.
Eutau Vidal owed nothing to anyone and lived his life as he wanted. But then his sister died, leaving her newborn son Kira in his care, and everything changed. The Purging sweeps on, spreading misery across the Land of Moenda as the Ascendancy wages its war of extermination against the Deadbringers. Now, torn between a promise to his dying sister and the desire to regain his freedom, Eutau struggles to care for his young nephew even as the babe begins to manifest dark powers of the most dangerous kind.
To Nurture & Kill is a tale of love and loss, the story of one man's search for meaning amid the ashes of war. It is a standalone prequel to The Deadbringer, the first book in The Ellderet Series.
"E.M. Markoff has a remarkable gift for weaving multiple narratives together in a manner that is both satisfying and piquing to the reader's inquisitive nature."
"This novella is impressive and dark, with a well-developed, complex protagonist. Eutau makes mistakes and is not by any means a perfect hero, but his flaws make him all the more realistic and in many ways sympathetic as he tries to keep his baby nephew safe."
"My eyes were pretty moist through a lot of [To Nurture & Kill]. Also, the diversity is great!"
"I . . . loved how through the pages, the words, we get to see in depth this strong, beautiful and loving relationship between Eutau and Kira. How sincere, honest, real and transparent it is."