From Romine’s Deep Tower to the Grand Temple in Ithare, from the Murky Mountains to the Warrior’s Vale, the heirs continue their desperate quest — whose outcome will decide the fate of the Upper Kingdoms. Will they have to recklessly desecrate one of the gods’ most jealously guarded secrets? Every discovery condemns them.
Armies gather, conspirators reveal themselves, schemes are unveiled. The heirs’ time is short.
Unraveling the mysteries of Nol and the emissaries will bring the heirs behind the Curtain, deep into the Eastern Kingdoms. Only there, if they can survive the most dangerous of the guardians, will they find what really hides in the shadow of the ancients.
A native of France and a lifelong fantasy enthusiast who numbers Jack Vance, Fritz Leiber, and Michael Moorcock among his heroes, Pierre Grimbert has been awarded the Prix Ozone, for best French language fantasy novel, and the Prix Julia Verlanger, for best science fiction novel in any language. He is the author of thirteen much beloved novels of the Ji mythos, including the series the Secret of Ji, the Children of Ji, and the Guardians of Ji. He lives in northern France with his wife, Audrey Françaix (also writer), and four children.