The war of Honce drags on, and the roads and seas are littered with bodies. To everyone's stunned disbelief, YesInik the Fool has tipped the war's scales in his favour. The reign of the newly self-appointed King YesInik is already distinguished as the most bloody and merciless in Honce history. Trapped, Dame Gwydre and Father Artolivan concoct a desperate plot to join forces with Laird Ethelbert, the lesser of two vicious evils. But Ethelbert's paid assassins slew Jameston Sequin and nearly did the same to Bransen. Embittered by it all, Bransen seeks to extricate himself from the selfish goals of all other combatants. But in an odd twist of fate and crossed loyalties, Bransen sees in his old nemesis, Bannagran - the Bear of Honce and the man who slew his adoptive father - a darker image of his own heart. Allies and battle lines become tangled, motives grow indistinguishable as old friends become enemies and old enemies become allies.
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- Hardback | 416 pages
- 160.02 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 657.71g
- 24 Sep 2010
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
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About R. A. Salvatore
R. A. Salvatore is one of fantasy's most popular authors, with his books frequently appearing on the "New York Times" bestseller list and more than 10 million copies of his books sold. He is the author of "The Dame," "The Ancient," and "The Highwayman" as well as "Gauntlgrym," The Legend of Drizzt books, including the Dark Elf Trilogy--"Homeland," "Exile," and "Sojourn"-- and the Demon Wars series, among many others. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts, and earned a B.S. in communications and a B.A. in English from Fitchburg State College. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Diane, and their three children.
"Imposing." - Publishers Weekly."