All is not well in the Letherii Empire. Rhulad Sengar, the
Emperor of a Thousand Deaths, spirals into madness, surrounded by sycophants
and agents of his Machiavellian chancellor. Meanwhile, the Letherii secret
police conduct a campaign of terror against their own people. The Errant, once
a farseeing god, is suddenly blind to the future. Conspiracies seethe throughout
the palace, as the empire—driven by the corrupt and self-interested—edges
ever-closer to all-out war with the neighboring kingdoms.
The great Edur fleet—its warriors selected from countless
numbers of people—draws closer. Amongst the warriors are Karsa Orlong and
Icarium Lifestealer—each destined to cross blades with the emperor himself.
That yet more blood is to be spilled is inevitable. Against this backdrop, a
band of fugitives seek a way out of the empire, but one of them, Fear Sengar,
must find the soul of Scabandari Bloodeye. It is his hope that the soul might
help halt the Tiste Edur, and so save his brother, the emperor. Yet, traveling
with them is Scabandari’s most ancient foe: Silchas Ruin, brother of Anomander
Rake. And his motives are anything but certain—for the wounds he carries on his
back, made by the blades of Scabandari, are still fresh.
Fate decrees that there is to be a reckoning, for such bloodshed
cannot go unanswered—and it will be a reckoning on an unimaginable scale. This
is a brutal, harrowing novel of war, intrigue, and dark, uncontrollable magic;
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