James Graham, Marquess of Montrose, lived a life of valor and principle - a life that ended in betrayal and defeat. Now in the Underworld, he embraces deceit and unbridled ambition - he's no one's idea of a hero. That's too bad because something truly evil is stirring, and Montrose is the only being with a prayer of stopping it.
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.