From million-copy bestselling author Karen Miller comes a sweeping dynastic fantasy that will delight fans of Robert Jordan and GAME OF THRONES.
'The story is complex and engrossing; fans of George R. R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie should particularly take note.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
When kingdoms clash, every crown will be tarnished by the bloody price of ambition. The bastard lord Roric, rising up against his tyrant cousin, sheds more blood than he bargained for. A child prince, believed dead, sets his eyes on regaining his father's stolen throne. A duke's widow, defending her daughter, defies the ambitious lord who would control them both. And two royal brothers, Grefin and Balfre, divided by ambition, will learn the true meaning of treachery. Houses will fall, empires will be reborn, and those who seek the Falcon Throne will pay for it in blood.
A major new fantasy epic begins, from international bestselling author of THE INNOCENT MAGE.
The story is complex and engrossing; fans of George R. R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie should particularly take note. - Publishers Weekly
The story's scale is impressive - but so is its tidiness. Every nice, leisurely chapter flows smoothly into the next. - Saturday Paper
Well-constructed fantasy ... This is a dark fantasy that should appeal to fans of Game of Thrones. - RT Book Reviews
A truly epic read full of intrigue and betrayal anchored in wonderful characters - some I loved and some I loathed, but all I wanted to know more about. Whether it's combat, politics or human interaction Karen Miller is on the money. Loved it. - John Gwynne, author of MALICE
Blood, dirt and backstabbing ... impressively elaborate and detailed ... this dark world
will draw you in. - SciFiNow
A writer who seems to set the rule for the genre - Waterstones Books Quarterly