The sea dragons are returning, and Joron Twiner's dreams of freedom lay shattered. His Shipwife is gone and all he has left is revenge.
Leading the black fleet from the deck of Tide Child he takes every opportunity to strike at his enemies, but he knows his time is limited. His fleet is shrinking, the Keyshan's Rot is running through his body and he runs from a prophecy that says he and the avian sorcerer, the Windseer, will end the entire world.
But the sea dragons have begun to return, and if you can have one miracle, who is to say that there cannot be another?
'Excellent... one of the most interesting and original fantasy worlds I've seen in years' - Adrian Tchaikovsky
RJ Barker lives in Leeds with his wife, son and a collection of questionable taxidermy, odd art, scary music and more books than they have room for. He grew up reading whatever he could get his hands on, and has always been 'that one with the book in his pocket'. Having played in a rock band before deciding he was a rubbish musician, RJ returned to his first love, fiction, to find he is rather better at that. As well as his debut epic fantasy novel, Age of Assassins, RJ has written short stories and historical scripts which have been performed across the country. He has the sort of flowing locks any cavalier would be proud of.