Published in the US as Days of Blood and Fire.
Book Three of The Westlands Cycle
MYTH, MAGIC AND EPIC IMAGINATION, THE FANTASY SAGA OF THE DECADE
In the peaceful land of the Rhiddaer, Jahdo the ratcatcher's son stumbles unwittingly upon a clandestine meeting – between an ambitious councilman and a dangerous, dangerous woman…
So begins a sequence of events that tangles Jahdo in a web of intrigue and black magic which will drag him far from his beloved home. In the company of Meer, an eyeless bard of the Horsekin, Jahdo must journey to Deverry to unravel the evil that binds him.
Soon he is caught up in dangers greater than any of his kind could ever have conceived. Two powerful sorcerers are battling to save the country from a goddess gone mad. If they don't succeed, the consequences would be unthinkable…
Katharine Kerr was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1944 to a family which considered itself British-in-exile far more than American. In 1962, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, and has lived there ever since.
In 1979 a friend gave Katherine her first fantasy role-playing game. She became so intrigued with gaming and with the fantasy field that she began writing articles for gaming magazines, and for some time was a contributing editor to ‘Dragon’ magazine, as well as devising gaming modules. Now, however, she is devoting herself exclusively to fiction.