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From the author of Bloodwinter
comes the continuation of that epic tale, as two rival kingdoms clash while heroes, heroines, and rogues on both sides -- and no side -- vie for control of a world-altering magic more powerful than anyone's wildest imaginings.
As the realm of Eron sits frozen in the grip of winter, two men struggle through the snow-clogged Wild toward the citadel of their king: the arrogant goldsmith Eddyn, haunted by his past crimes, and his bitter rival, Avall, anxious to increase the power of his clan. Each man brings news of a magical gem discovered in the northern mines.
Meanwhile, Avall's twin sister, Merryn, and her lover, exiled prince Kraxxi, have been captured by Kraxxi's outraged father. As Ixti's king readies his first assault in a devastating war against an unsuspecting Eron, he will force Merryn and Kraxxi to terrible betrayals that will bring Eron's fall ever nearer.
As the armies of Ixti crash across the border, Avall and Eddyn must seek their destinies. For each knows the power of the magical gem and can use it for unbelievable good -- or unimaginable evil.
From the author of Bloodwinter comes this epic tale of the clash of two rival kingdoms, as heroes, heroines, and rogues on both sides -- and no side -- vie for control of a world-altering magic....
As the realm of Eron sits frozen in winter's grip, two men dare the frigid forests of the Wild to reach the citadel of their king: arrogant Eddyn, haunted by his past crimes, and his bitter rival, Avall. But they cannot know that Avall's sister, Merryn, has betrayed her homeland, and that the Ixtian army is massing on the border, primed to strike an unsuspecting Eron. Yet in the hands of Avall and Eddyn rests knowledge that could alter the balance of power forever...in the service of unbelievable good -- or unimaginable evil.
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"Deitz's unusual setting and strong, magnetic characters bode well for this new series, where loyalty seems to be as dangerous a character flaw as raw ambition."
-- Publishers Weekly