In this new epic fantasy series by Kate Elliott, a small team of heroes must take the most desperate gamble of all: awaken allies more destructive than the hated king they hope to overthrow
SOME CHOICES CAN NEVER BE UNDONE.
The Hundred, once ruled by a tainted religion and demon court, is now a place of peace and prosperity. The Black Wolves, once the king's most trusted guard, are disbanded and shamed with treason. Their captain, Kellas, finds himself standing at a crossroads where he must decide whom to serve and whom to betray. Faithful to the king's memory but shut out from his legacy, Lady Dannarah fights for the rank she was denied, while three young outcasts leave their homes to find their own destiny.
As broken alliances are guardedly rekindled and old friendships put to the test, the Hundred's past is called into question - and its very future is put at stake.
It's a definite hands-down great read . . . the characters, the mysteries, the background history, the cultural complexity, were all so intriguing I couldn't stop reading
An exuberant narrative with great energy and inventive world building . . . I utterly loved it - FantasyBookCritic
Intricate, fascinating worldbuilding, twisty political intrigue, vivid characters to love and hate -- this is Kate Elliott at the top of her epic fantasy game