Callatas has slaughtered every foe who ever challenged him, and Caina may be next.
CASSANDER NILAS is a ruthless magus of the brutal Umbarian Order, and seeks to destroy the Emperor. At last he has found the key to the downfall of the Empire.
All he needs to do is kill Caina Amalas, and the Empire will burn.
MORGANT THE RAZOR is an assassin of legend and myth. He vanished a hundred and fifty years past, but he may hold the key to Caina's victory.
Or her final defeat...
Ridmark Arban is the Shield Knight, questing to rescue his friends from the cruel dvargir slavers of Najaris.
But the slavers’ sinister master is far more powerful than a mere merchant, and his knowledge might destroy both the Shield Knight and the New God…
Ridmark has learned that the sorceress Cathala holds the secret of the Seven Swords, and quests to free her from the grasp of an imprisoning spell.
But the Maledicti priests know of Ridmark's quest, and plot to stop him with a deadly new weapon.
For how can a knight fight the shadows in his mind?
But civil war grips the Empire, and Caina's skills are needed against the cruel sorcerers of the malevolent Umbarian Order.
And Caina has a dangerous connection to the Umbarians.
For Caina's mother had many secrets, secrets that might yet kill Caina herself...
A mysterious collector of ancient relics might have the answers she seeks.
Or Caina's bones might gather dust in his collection forever...
So when someone tries to murder a powerful magistrate under the roof of one of her allies, Caina must act.
Because if she doesn't, the killer may come for her next...