The phrase ‘heroic servitude’ was one sometimes used by Ry’len, a Melloren elf who’d turned to the dark arts. Katarina met him once, during her adventures in the upcoming novel, Katarina the Dragonslayer and the Secret of Kilara’s Keep. 

Gladden may have a few more secrets to disclose before he, Katarina and the others must decide just how to retake the village of Moonshadow, but more is afoot than even Gladden’s suspicious mind may have accounted for…