The start of a brand new epic fantasy series from fan favourite Ian Irvine, set in the world of his million-copy-selling VIEW FROM THE MIRROR series.
The Merdrun, cruel warriors blooded by thousands of years of slaughter, are gathering in the void between the worlds.
Their long-hidden summon stone is waking, corrupting good people as well as bad, and turning arcane places into magically polluted wastelands. If it is not destroyed it will create a portal and call the Merdrun through.
In a nightmare, a nine-year-old girl sees the Merdrun leader - and he sees her. If her parents Karan and Llian are to save their daughter and their world, they must find a way to stop the greatest warrior in the void.
The sort of book you'd pick up if you were prepared to be late for your next appointment - BOOKBAG on VENGEANCE
For sheer excitement, there's just no-one else like Irvine - SFX
Compelling . . . truly original - LOCUS on A SHADOW ON THE GLASS
Irvine is a veteran storyteller who excels in sustaining complex plots with well-rounded characters. Here, he delivers a compelling tale of vengeance, loyalty, and the search for a place in the world - LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review of VENGEANCE
Ian Irvine is a marine scientist and fantasy writer who has written twenty-six novels. His three fantasy series, THE VIEW FROM THE MIRROR, THE WELL OF ECHOES and SONG OF THE TEARS, are international bestsellers. He has also written a near-future eco-thriller trilogy about catastrophic climate change, HUMAN RITES, recently republished in an updated edition, plus eleven novels for children in the RUNCIBLE JONES, SORCERER'S TOWER and GRIM AND GRIMMER series.