Good. You understand now.
I’m not your beloved anymore. I’m Unclean – foul, and a slave to creatures fouler still.
Please... please... destroy me if you can.
The realm of Thay has long been ruled by the uneasy peace of an alliance of wizards, but all along there has been one who believes he is the true master. And when that one wizard finally moves against his former allies, his homeland could be only the first of his conquests.
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.