The passing of an era.
The shaping of a soldier.
Centuries ago, a private army's deadly strike on the planet Prefactlas freed human slaves from cruel Sangaree masters. A single Sangaree survived – the young Norbon heir, who swore vengeance on the Storm family and their soldiers. Generations later, his carefully mapped revenge scheme is about to hatch.
Now, mercenary warlord Gneaus Julius Storm surveys his domain from the Fortress of Iron, his citadel among the stars. Surrounded by the mementos of his centuries of conquest, his hand-picked soldiers, and his sons, Gneaus has grown weary of warfare and his artificially extended life. But far away, on the burning half of the planet Blackworld, the armies of the galaxy are about to clash, battling for wealth unimaginable along the Shadowline.
From Glen Cook, the master of modern heroic fantasy, comes Shadowline, the first novel in the Starfishers Trilogy, a seamless blend of ancient myth, political intrigue, and scintillating futuristic combat action.
Glen Cook is the author of dozens of novels of fantasy and science fiction, including The Black Company, The Garret Files, Instrumentalities of the Night, and the Dread Empire series. Cook was born in 1944 in New York City. He attended the Clarion Writers' Workshop in 1970, where he met his wife. He currently makes his home in St. Louis, MO.