The fourth book in the epic Evermen Saga.
The Lord of the Night is coming. The future of civilization is at stake.
Miro, high lord of Altura, is in the Imperial capital to prepare the Empire for the onslaught. He knows his homeland lies directly in the enemy's path but struggles to form the alliances he needs.
As the high lords bicker, Ella seeks the help of the newly crowned emperor, Killian. But, amid the growing tensions, their responsibilities drive them apart and, as emperor, Killian can't be seen to favor Ella's homeland.
Against a backdrop of old hurts, guilty secrets, and shaky new allegiances, people of all nations and abilities must learn to trust one another again, and form a united front against a powerful enemy intent on destroying them once and for all.
James Maxwell is a science fiction and fantasy author. Born in New Zealand and educated in Australia, from a young age he was influenced by the fantasy classics (C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jack Vance, Weis & Hickman, David Gemmell, Robert Jordan) before moving on to science fiction (Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov) and then historical fiction (Wilbur Smith, Ken Follett).
At age 11 he used his parents' MS-DOS computer (with its shiny 20MB hard drive) to teach himself programming, and also to write a 40,000 word fantasy novelette. A year later, aged 12, he attended his first writer's workshop, a three day writer's camp, working with published Australian authors and learning about the industry and the craft. Unfortunately, as yet, ... (more)