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I can command storms, summon fire and unmake stone, Balfruss growled. It's dangerous to meddle with things you don't understand.

Balfruss is a battlemage, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises his kind.

Vargus is a common soldier -- while mages shoot lightning from the walls of the city, he's down in the front lines getting blood on his blade.

Talandra is a princess and spymaster, but the war may force her to risk everything and make the greatest sacrifice of all.

Magic and mayhem collide in this explosive epic fantasy from a major new talent.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 147 x 241 x 33mm | 544g
  • Orbit
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316298271
  • 9780316298278
  • 745,895

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A vivid and rousing adventure with the kind of magic that punches you right in the face.--Jen Williams, author of The Copper Promise
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About Stephen Aryan

Stephen Aryan was born in 1977 and was raised by the sea in northeast England. A keen podcaster, lapsed gamer and budding archer, when not extolling the virtues of Babylon 5, he can be found drinking real ale and reading comics.

He lives in a village in Yorkshire with his partner and two cats.
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2,747 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 23% (634)
4 41% (1,117)
3 27% (735)
2 7% (201)
1 2% (60)
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