CAPTIVES OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY
Zandramas had stolen King Garion's infant son and fled far to the east, there to use the child in some ritual that would make the Dark Destiny supreme. Garion and his friends had followed, but now they were captives of Zakath, Emperor of Mallorea, taken to his capital city of Mal Zeth.
There they were treated almost as friends and surrounded in luxury. But Zakath stubbornly refused to let them leave.
Meanwhile, a man called Mengha was leading a horde of demons to ravage and conquer the cities through which they must travel. Zandramas was escaping further toward her goal. And the Seeress of Kell revealed that they must be at the ancient palace of Ashaba with a matter of days or Zandramas would win by default.
Then a horrible, fatal plague struck the city of Mal Zeth, closing it against all traffic in or out.
Here David Eddings continues his bestselling The Malloreon, taking the quest across strange continent and among stranger peoples struggling over the religion of a dead God. A story of ancient, opposing Destinies, battling for control of all men.
David Eddings (1931–2009) was an American author. Eddings' first books were general fiction and sold moderately. He later switched to writing epic fantasy novels and achieved best-selling status. David Eddings' wife, Leigh Eddings (1937–2007), is uncredited as co-author on many of his early books, but he later acknowledged that she contributed to them all.
Born in Spokane, Washington, and raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle, he received his bachelor of arts degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, in 1954, and a master of arts degree from the University of Washington in 1961. He served in the United States Army, worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, and was also a grocery clerk and a college English teacher.