The third volume of master storyteller Tad Williams' must-read Shadowmarch series.
As shadows threaten to consume the kingdom of Southmarch, Barrick Eddon, heir to March throne, battles his way across the sinister Shadowlands. He must journey through this dangerous, inhuman realm to fulfil a pact - as this may be all that can prevent the atrocities of a full-scale war with the Twilight people of Qul-na-Qar.
Meanwhile, the assault upon Southmarch has truly begun. Yasammez, the formidable head of the Qar army, has ordered the attack, believing that the pact between humans and Qar has been broken. Unless Ferras Vansen, Captain of the Southmarch Royal Guard, can convince her otherwise, the humans are sure to meet the dark end that has been promised to them . . .
This third book in the series is bursting with story and Williams skilfully spins the complex yarn - SFX
His books are immersive, drawing the reader into his work, seducing them to not notice the time flying past them as they delve further into Williams' imagination. - Sacramento Book Review
Anyone who likes their fantasy 'Tolkienesque' will be hard-pressed to find any author writing today better than Tad Williams. - SFSite
All four volumes of Shadowmarch are must reads for any fan of high fantasy. - BookLoons