Synopses & Reviews
Ile-Rien is in peril. A mysterious army known only as the Gardier has surrounded the country, attacking in ominous black airships. Hope is not lost though, for a magical sphere created by the Ile-Rien s greatest sorcerer may hold the key to defeating the faceless enemy. But the sphere is unpredictable, and has already claimed several lives. When a magical spell goes disastrously awry, noble young Tremaine Valiarde and a brave band are transported to another world. A world of rough magics, evil mages, honorable warriors and a secret Gardier base. With the fate of Ile-Rien her hands, Tremaine must explore this strange new world, uncover the secrets of the sphere, and find a way to stop the evil Gardier.
Once a fertile and prosperous land, Ile-Rien is under attack by the Gardier, a mysterious army whose storm-black airships appear from nowhere to strike without warning. Every weapon in the arsenal of Ile-Rien's revered wizards has proven useless.
And now the last hope of a magical realm under siege rests within a child's plaything.
About the Author
Martha Wells is the author of five previous novels: The Wizard Hunters, the first book of the Fall of Ile-Rien, The Element of Fire, City of Bones, Wheel of the Infinite, and The Death of the Necromancer, which was nominated for the Nebula Award. She lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband.