* The brilliant final volume in K.J. Parker's page-turning and ground-breaking fantasy trilogy.
In a world he did not know, Poldarn's future was uncertain. Pursued by invisible enemies, and haunted by the demons of his past, he trusted no one - not even himself. He thought that he might have found some answers on the island he thought to be his childhood home ... but instead he has found only the rumour of a past in darkness.
But now Poldarn has at last discovered the truth of his terrifying origins ... and that truth may be more than he - or anyone - can bear.
K. J. Parker is a pseudonym for Tom Holt. He was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines. These interests led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.