Gregorian looms over the McKinley family though they’ve never met him. He’s the name Jacob McKinley screams right before his older brother, William, wakes him from his nightmares. Gregorian hangs over their breakfast table some mornings when the weight of him just won’t leave. Gregorian is a name William could do without knowing.
When the name becomes more than a nightmare, William swears to protect Jacob, but doubt lingers in the back of his mind. Given the choice between living or dying to protect his brother, William’s uncertain he’s selfless enough to make that sacrifice.