Near death from the wound received at Joyhinia's hand, Brak makes a deal with Death to save R'shiel as Tarja and the Defenders with their unexpected Hythrun ally, Damin Wolfblade, move north to defend Medalon from the Kariens.
In faraway Fardohnya, an alliance is made with Karien, sealed by the marriage of Princess Adrina to Prince Cratyn of Karien, setting in motion a chain of events that will affect the future of every nation on the continent...
In the meantime, R'shiel returns to the Citadel to confront the Sisters of the Blade. Before she is free of them she must face her nemisis and somehow find the strength to deny a god.
Jennifer Fallon is an Australian fantasy and science fiction author.
Her first series, The Demon Child Trilogy, was released in August 2000 in Australia and hit the bestseller list the first week it was released and was shortlisted for the 2000 Aurealis Awards as the best Fantasy of 2000.
Since then, her books have been released all over the world and translated into a number of different languages.