The first novel in a new duology by Ian Irvine, set in his most beloved world.
The start of a brand new epic fantasy series from fan-favorite Ian Irvine, set in the world of his View from the Mirror series.
The Merdrun, cruel warriors blooded by thousands of years of slaughter, are gathering in the void between the worlds.
On Santhenar their long-hidden summon stone is waking, corrupting good people as well as bad, and turning arcane places into magically polluted wastelands. If it is not destroyed it will create a portal and call the Merdrun through.
In a nightmare, a nine-year-old girl sees the Merdrun leader - and he sees her. If Karan and Llian are to save their daughter and their world, Karan must find a way to stop the greatest warrior in the void. Llian has to destroy the summon stone before the night of the triple moons, though he has no idea where to begin.
But the summon stone knows how to protect itself, and soon Karan and Llian are on the run. Karan is hunted relentlessly by a former friend. Llian, framed for murder, is forced to betray an old ally's darkest secret - one that could give the Merdrun exactly what they want.