The second volume of the epic fantasy saga that began with The Hawk and His Boy takes us back to the story of the thief Jute.
The emissaries of the Darkness have infiltrated the city of Hearne in search of him. Desperate to escape, the boy flees the city and heads into the wilderness of the north. But the ghosts of the past have other plans for him and, soon, Jute and his friends must choose between their own deaths or the destruction of the entire land. All the while, the mysterious lady Levoreth races against time in order to discover who is behind the schemes of the Darkness.
Christopher Bunn was born and raised in California. After serving his obligatory sentence in school, he hit the road and spent years wandering around the world. He's worked on all the continents except for Antarctica. Among other jobs, he has worked in a shoe factory in Israel, ran a post office in a UN refugee camp in Thailand, done construction in the Amazon jungle, crewed on TV documentaries and dramas in England, demolished post-hurricane structures in Hawaii, worked in an orphanage in Ethiopia, and produced kids dvds and video games in Chicago. Currently, he lives and works on a farm in California with his family. He loves to bake pie, compose music, and talk to God.