The matriarch of the Uskevren family swears revenge for the murder of a loved one.
In her anger, she has forgotten one thing: In the world of intrigue and deception, of shadows ans lies that is Sembia, nothing is ever what it seems. An angry wizard with a lust for power can alter reality and distort the truth on a whim. When he is bent on treachery, murder, and destruction, he can shatter an entire world.
Richard Lee Byers is the author of more than fifteen novels, including the best-selling Dissolution, and Scarred Lands: Forsaken, The Shattered Mask, Soul Killer, The Vampire's Apprentice, Dead Time, Dark Fortune, On a Darkling Plain, Caravan of Shadows, Netherworld, and Dark Kingdoms. His short fiction appears in numerous anthologies.