Synopses & Reviews
In the mountains of Midkemia, a boy came brutally of age in blood and in terror. And now he lives for one purpose alone...revenge!
An exceptionally skilled swordsman, young Tal Hawkins was the only survivor of the massacre of his village rescued, recruited, and trained by the mysterious order of magicians and spies, the Conclave of Shadows. Now one of the secret society's most valuable agents, he gains entrance into the court of Duke Olasko, the bloodthirsty and powerful despot whose armies put Tal's village to the sword, by posing as a nobleman from the distant Kingdom of the Isles. But the enemy is cunning and well protected in league with the foul necromancer Leso Varen, dark master of death-magic and to gain the Duke's trust and confidence, Tal Hawkins must first sell his soul.
"Devoted fans will welcome the author's focus on Roldem and the Eastern Kingdoms....The novel's relentless pace and explosive climactic battle will ensure another crowd-pleaser for Feist to add to his already impressive resume." Publishers Weekly
"The second Tal Hawkins novel expands the saga in Feist's usual deft fashion....The well-balanced pair of protagonists make this a particularly solid achievement for Feist." Booklist
The second enthralling installment in the Conclave of Shadows series is an epic saga of adventure, danger, magic, and intrigue from the New York Times bestselling fantasist.
About the Author
Raymond E. Feist's previous novels include the first two books of Conclave of Shadows, Talon of the Silver Hawk and King of Foxes; Magician; Silverthorn; Faerie Tale; Prince of the Blood; and The King's Buccaneer; as well as the four books of his New York Times bestselling Serpentwar Saga: Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King, and Shards of a Broken Crown; and the three books of his Riftwar Legacy: Krondor: The Betrayal, Krondor: The Assassins, and Krondor: Tear of the Gods. Feist lives in Southern California.