It is nine months after the end of the previous book. Many noble allies have come to the Ninefold Forest for a Feast in honor of General Rudolfo's first-born child. Jin Li Tam, his wife and mother of his heir, lies in childbed. As the feast begins, the doors of the hall fly open and invisible assassins begin attacking. All of Rudolfo's noble guests are slain, including Hanric, the Marsh Queen's Shadow. And on the Keeper's Gate, which guards the Named Lands from the Churning Waste, a strange figure appears, with a message for Petronus, the Hidden Pope. Thus begins the second movement of The Psalms of Isaak, Canticle.
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 218.44 x 297.18 x 114.3mm | 725.74g
- 13 Oct 2009
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"Come back to the Named Lands in this compelling sequel to Ken Scholes's amazing novel Lamentation "This is the golden age of fantasy, with a dozen masters doing their best work. Then along comes Ken Scholes, with his amazing clarity, power, and invention, and shows us all how it's done. Vivid characters, a world thick with detail, and wonders we've never seen before. I wish my first novel had been this good. I wish all five volumes of this series were already published so I could read them now." - Orson Scott Card"
About Ken Scholes
KEN SCHOLES's short fiction has been appearing in various magazines and anthologies for the last eight years. He is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest. "Lamentation" was his first novel. Originally from the Puget Sound area, Ken currently lives near Portland, Oregon.