Born in shadow.
Suspended between the worlds of the living and the dead is a thrill-seeking race imbued with the fleeting power of shadow: the shadar-kai.
Baptized by blood.
Ashok bears the scars of many battles, lashing out with iron-spiked chains at any who stand against him — friend, foe, and brother alike. Until he is abandoned on the Shadowfell to fade away.
Claimed by the Lord of Battles.
In the city of Ikemmu, a bastion of disciplined shadar-kai, a cleric of the god of battle has a vision of a shadar-kai man, surrounded by flames and ravens, dying on the Shadowfell. A man who may be the savior of Ikemmu.
Or its ultimate downfall.
Jaleigh Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author as well as lifelong reader, gamer, and moviegoer. She loves nothing better than to escape into fictional worlds and take part in fantastic adventures. Her novels for young readers include The Mark of the Dragonfly, The Secrets of Solace, The Quest to the Uncharted Lands, and The Door to the Lost. Jaleigh lives and writes in the wilds of the Midwest.