The Moontide is ending; new powers must rise to save or damn Urte, and on the mighty Leviathan Bridge itself, all will be decided.
LOVE. BETRAY. FIGHT. ASCEND.
Alaron and Ramita's deadly enemies have taken the Scytale of Corineus - the key to gaining the power of an Ascendant mage - as well as one of Ramita's twin sons. Their only hope of preventing disaster lies with a small group of peaceful Zain monks. Meanwhile, in Javon, Queen Cera Nesti, newly freed, takes the reins of power. She needs the skill and courage of her friends to survive, but she must first gain their trust.
Trapped between two massive armies, Seth Korion's Lost Legions must somehow find safety. Bearing secrets that could bring down the Emperor, they will need cunning, tenacity and bravery to cross the Bridge to safety.
As the Rondian armies continue to plunder the stony deserts of Kesh and Dhassa, the Eastern Armies are daring to fight back, but the mighty Rondian magi still hold all the major cards . . . except the ace: the Scytale.
The time has come for the Rite of Ascendancy to be performed, and new powers to rise to save - or damn - Urte.
The sense of chaos, endless politicking between factions and urge by characters to make sense out of events beyond their control is palpable as the pace becomes more and more frantic - upcoming4.me on Unholy War
The author has managed to bring about a mirror to the complex and fascinating historical conflicts that occurred during the middle ages and gives it a drastic mystical kick . . . This is the first volume in a tremendously exciting series and one, which I'll be following with great interest in the next few years - Fantasy Book Critic on Mage's Blood
Hair tells his story with aplomb in clear and concise prose . . . one of the better epic fantasy series first installments I've read in recent years - Staffer's Book Review on Mage's Blood
David Hair, an award-winning writer of fantasy, has been inspired by his travels around the globe. He was born in New Zealand, spent time in Britain, Europe and India (which inspired THE MOONTIDE and SUNSURGE QUARTETS and the RAVANA series). After some years in Bangkok, Thailand, he and his wife returned to New Zealand, where they are now settled (for the time being). His epic fantasy sagas THE MOONTIDE QUARTET and THE SUNSURGE QUARTET and the YA saga THE RETURN OF RAVANA, his retelling of the Indian epic The Ramayana, are all published by Jo Fletcher Books, as is his new fantasy adventure series, THE THETHERED CITADEL, starting with Map's Edge.