Ivainson Jaric, heir to Firelord’s legacy, must assume the powers that destroyed his father. If Jaric survives, if he can free the Stormwarden from a prison of ice, then wind and water, fire and earth will once more stand united against Lord Scait and his demon hordes.
But mankind’s enemies grow string as well. Maelgrim Dark-dreamer, brother of the woman Jaric loves, afflicts the minds of men with nightmares and madness. Changelings and ghouls lay waste the armies of the Landfast and Cliffhaven. And deep within the heart of Shadowfane itself, an ancient evil stirs to bring on doom for mortal and demon alike.
Janny Wurts (born 1953) is an American fantasy novelist and illustrator. She has written several series, including the Wars of Light and Shadow, The Cycle of Fire trilogy, several stand-alone novels, a short story collection and the internationally best selling Empire Trilogy that she co-authored with Raymond E. Feist. She often illustrates her own work.