World Fantasy Award-winner K. J. Parker returns with a sweeping new epic fantasy series
The powerful new novel from World Fantasy Award-winner K. J. Parker and the start of a sweeping new epic fantasy series.
A siege is approaching, and the City has little time left to prepare. Soon the inhabitants will have no incoming food, a dwindling supply of weapons and a populace terrified of every oncoming day.
Their only chance rests with an outsider who is lured into the City - an engineering genius, a master tactician and a brilliant strategist. He is the City's final hope.
But many are resistant to his ideas and saving the City from itself might be more difficult than surviving the coming siege.
One of fantasy's premier voices - SFX
An intriguing tale of magic, manipulation and revenge . . . An action-packed adventure
Skilful plotting and rich scene-setting
Parker's settings and characterisations never miss a beat - Publishers Weekly