#3 in the Balanced Sword epic fantasy series, and series finale. Phoenix and her companions take on the King of All Hells in a final showdown with the fate of multiple worlds in the balance.
The King of All Hells Awaits
Kyri, Tobimar, and Poplock had managed — barely — to thwart the plans of the mad alchemist-mage Master Wieran, and defeat the monstrous Elderwyrm Sanamaveridion, saving the secret country of Kaizatenzei from the evil hidden at its core. Now they believe they have discovered the true architect of not just the fall of the Justiciars of Myrionar — god of Justice and Vengeance — but the unleashing of the forces of the Hells themselves against the other countries of Zarathan. They begin their journey back to Kyri's home, Evanwyl, to confront the being their new ally Miri calls Viedraverion, first son of the King of All Hells.
But behind that name lies an even more terrible secret, and a plan centuries in the making, a plan that depends on Kyri being who and what she is. Even if the three adventurers can escape the spies and traps within their own adventuring party, their final adversary awaits them eagerly. For with them they carry the key to their enemy's victory — a victory which will destroy not only Kyri, her friends, and her country, but also the gods themselves!
Yet Kyri and her allies have a hidden strength themselves. They are fighting for the right, and there are ancient gods and powers who may come to the aid of a true warrior's heart in the time of greatest need.
Ryk E. Spoor (born 1962) is an American science fiction and fantasy author, who also writes research grant proposals for a technology firm. He published his first novel, Digital Knight in 2003, and has gone on to publish over a dozen more novels, often in collaboration with award-winning author Eric Flint on the Boundary series. Threshold (2010) was listed on the Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Books list for Hardcover Science Fiction.