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In this, the second book of the epic trilogy begun in The Forging of the Shadows, the once-glorious city of Thrull has become a place of death and despair. Seven years before, Lord Faran Groton, High Priest of the God of Darkness, overthrew Thrull and set loose his army of vampires to plague the city, waiting for the day the sun would rise no more...But the God of Light has his champions as well. A motley trio of survivors searches for the three ancient artifacts which can defeat the darkness. Traveling far beyond their own lands, they will encounter nightmares and disasters before facing their most dangerous enemies -- the Dark-born Nations of the Night!
Oliver Johnson (1957- )
Oliver Johnson was born in Paris in 1957 but never quite grasped the language before moving to the wilds of East Anglia. There he grew up in a crumbling Regency mansion next to a dismal bogland not dissimilar to the one in Great Expectations. Left to his own devices for days on end he first got hooked on books and then, at Oxford University, on role-playing games. He has spent the last thirty years as a publisher, novelist and games designer. He is the co-author, with Dave Morris, of the ground-breaking role-playing game, Dragon Warriors, wrote two of the Golden Dragon Game Books, The Lord of Shadow Keep and The Curse of the Pharaoh, and several other games and tie-in books. He is the author of the adult Ligthbringer trilogy, a dark, epic fantasy praised by David Gemmell as 'hauntingly atmospheric and utterly compelling... this is red-blooded fantasy writing at its best. Great heroes, terrible enemies, powerful magic...'. The three books (The Forging of the Shadows, The Nations of the Night and The Last Star at Dawn) are available as eBooks through the Gollancz SF Gateway and at the Kindle Store. He is currently a commissioning editor at Hodder and Stoughton where he is in charge of the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror list. He occasionally writes for the Hodderscape blog. In 2014 he was a judge for The World Fantasy Awards. He lives in Clapham with his family and two temperamental cats but often dreams of the mudbanks, dykes and mists of his native Suffolk.