Elizabeth Moon is back with the fourth adventure in her
bestselling fantasy epic. She brilliantly weaves a colorful tapestry of action,
betrayal, love, and magic set in a richly imagined world that stands alongside
those of such fantasy masters as George R. R. Martin and Robin Hobb.
The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The
queen of the elves—known as “the Lady”—is dead, murdered by former elves
twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the
mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he
struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the
Eight Kingdoms. Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of
absence, emerging without warning in family after family—rich and poor alike.
In some areas, the religious strictures against magic remain in place, and
fanatical followers are stamping it out by killing whoever displays the merest
sign of it—even children. And as unrest spreads, one very determined traitor
works to undo any effort at peace—no matter how many lives it costs. With the
future hanging in the balance, it is only the dedication of a few resolute
heroes who can turn the tides … if they can survive. Download and start listening now!