A strange darkness grows in Allward. Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea. She soon discovers the truth: She is the last of an ancient lineage — and the last hope to save the world from destruction.
But she won’t be alone. Even as darkness falls, she is joined by a band of unlikely companions, including a squire, forced to choose between home and honor; an immortal, avenging a broken promise; an assassin, exiled and bloodthirsty; an ancient sorceress, whose riddles hide an eerie foresight; a forger with a secret past; and a bounty hunter with a score to settle.
Together they stand against a vicious opponent, invincible and determined to burn all kingdoms to ash, and an army unlike anything the realm has ever witnessed. Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning new fantasy series from the bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword?
"Exquisite descriptions and clashing motivations result in a nuanced, sprawling realm with a sense of complicated history.... An epic series opener of old-school high fantasy catering to modern audiences." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||May 4, 2021|