Book 2 in the acclaimed Book of Words Trilogy, reissued with a stunning new cover.
At Castle Harvell, demented Prince Kylock grabs the reins of power by murdering his father.Harvell's two young refugess are torn apart by the storms of war: headstrong young Melliandra is captured by brutal slavers and Jack, whose wild power works miracles, falls prey to a smuggler's lying charms and a woman's seductive schemes.Meanwhile, a knight's shattered destiny is about to lead from death-sport pits to the blood-strewn creation of an empire.For more information on this or any other Orbit title, visit the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
J. V. Jones is a striking writer... - Robert Jordan
J. V. Jones is quite a find ...a deliciously intricate tale - Katherine Kurtz
A storyline featuring the kind of political scheming and intrigue that makes for gripping reading - SFX
A highly successful, popular fantasy epic (with) a substantial cast and vivid, colourful landscape. - DRAGON MAGAZINE