The second book in a blockbuster epic fantasy trilogy, from an author set to become a major force in the genre
Darkness spreads across a land in need of heroes
In the wake of the devastating attack on Ilin Illan, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against Andarra. However as Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late.
In the capital, Wirr is forced to contend with assassins and an increasingly hostile Administration as he controversially assumes the mantle of Northwarden, uncovering a mystery that draws into question everything commonly believed about the rebellion his father led twenty years ago. Meanwhile, Asha begins a secret investigation into the disappearance of the Shadows, determined to discover not only where they went but the origin of the Vessels that created them - and, ultimately, a cure.
And with time against him as he races to fulfil the treacherous bargain with the Lyth, Caeden continues to wrestle with the impossibly heavy burdens of his past. Yet as more and more of his memories return, he begins to realise that the motivations of the two sides in this ancient war may not be as clear-cut as they first seemed . . .
About the Author
James Islington was born and raised in southern Victoria, Australia. An avid fantasy reader for many years, it was only when he read Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series that he was finally inspired to write something of his own. He now lives with his wife and daughter on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
Reminiscent of Robert Jordan or Brandon Sanderson, Islington's writing is refreshingly fast paced, with a light and clever touch -- BOOKLIST
Fans will find themselves immersed in the magical battles, suspense and backstabbing political intrigue . . . An exciting novel -- RT BOOK REVIEWS
Epic fantasy fans will enjoy this dense, suspenseful adventure -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
A realm unknowingly on the brink of war, and a magical tinderbox just looking for a spark. -- B&N SCIFI AND FANTASY BLOG
Series: Licanius Trilogy
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 29th August 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 1