As Fanim war-drums beat just outside the city, the Empress AnasurimborEsmenet searches frantically throughout the palace for her missing son Kelmomas.
Meanwhile and many miles away, Esmenet’s husband’s Great Ordeal continues its epic march further north. But in light of dwindling supplies, the Aspect-Emperor’s decision to allow his men to consume the flesh of fallen Sranc could have consequences even He couldn’t have foreseen.
And, deep in Ishuäl, the wizard Achamian grapples with his fear that his unspeakably long journey might be ending in emptiness, no closer to the truth than when he set out.
About R Scott Bakker:
Scott Bakker is the author of seven critically acclaimed books, including The Prince of Nothing, a trilogy that Publishers Weekly calls “a work of unforgettable power,” as well as the Aspect-Emperor novels and the acclaimed thriller, Neuropath. He lives in London, Ontario, with his wife, Sharron, and his daughter, Ruby.