In the deep forests of Kyonin, elves live secretively among their own kind, far from the prying eyes of other races. Few of impure blood are allowed beyond the nation’s borders, and thus it’s a great honor for the half-elven Count Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard Radovan to be allowed inside.
Yet all is not well in the elven kingdom: demons stir in its depths, and an intricate web of politics seemed destined to catch the two travelers in its snares. In the course of tracking down a missing druid, Varian and a team of eccentric elven adventurers will be forced to delve into dark secrets lost for generations — including the mystery of Varian’s own past.
From fan favorite Dave Gross, author of Prince of Wolves and Master of Devils, comes a fantastical new adventure set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
Dave Gross is the author of the Radovan & the count novels for Pathfinder Tales, including Prince of Wolves, Master of Devils, Queen of Thorns, King of Chaos, and Lord of Runes. After teaching English and working as a technical writer, Dave joined TSR, Inc. as editor for Polyhedron Newszine. He moved successively from Dungeon Adventures to Dragon Magazine, then to Star Wars Insider and Gamer, and finally to Amazing Stories. He has dabbled in writing for computer games and still contributes to a roleplaying book now and then.
Dave’s first professional publications were short stories in Forgotten Realms anthologies. While he has continued to write short fiction, he has since published novels for the Forgotten ... (more)