Prince Jehal has plotted and murdered his way to power.
Speaker Hyram is dead. Queen Shezira faces trial for treason. Jehal is married to her daughter, Lystra, and has the new speaker, Zafir for his lover. He has everything he ever dreamed of. And he’s learning that dreams can swiftly become nightmares…
On the edge of the Worldspine the fires of rebellion are burning. A fire fuelled by an ancient prophecy. The Red Riders are coming.
And deep in the mountains, a dragon and sell-sword are plotting a very different revenge. And the flames they will bring are flames that could engulf the world.
‘Out of the sun there shall come a white dragon, and with the white dragon a red rider. Thieves and liars shall quiver and weep, for the rider’s name shall be Justice, and the dragon shall be Vengeance.‘
Stephen Deas was born in 1968. He once set fire to Wales. Well one bit of Wales. Twice. When not burning principalities he played too much D&D. Despite this he managed to study theoretical physics at Cambridge, get a job at BAE, marry and have two children. He now lives in Essex. With The Adamantine Palace he plans to return to his first love; of setting fire to things.