"You will find a use for this some day," the blacksmith had said to his son, gesturing around to the many tools needed for his profession.
"Promise me that some day you will complete my most prized project, if I do not get the chance to."
The son had promised.
Many years later, when the blacksmith had given up his profession to marry the woman of his dreams, the son turned 23.
His promise drove him to learning the ways of a blacksmith, despite his father having given up, and he finds that he has a talent for it.
On his birthday, the father attempted to re-use the forge; why is unknown to any living person, because the forge grew temperamental and a fire engulfed the old shop, taking the father's life along with it.
The son is only brought out of his grief by the shocking, sudden appearance of an injured woman, whom he must take care of. It is uncertain if she will live; the only thing they know is that she refuses to speak, and has two mysterious gashes on her back.
Second book in the Seraphine series, after Inheritance, is now public. It is titled 'The Legacy'. Thanks for reading wonderful people~