Author(s): Fiona McIntosh
'This series may be her best yet' - The Age
From out of the East came the warlord Loethar and his barbarian horde. Like a merciless plague they swarm across kingdoms to destroy all who had once mocked them. Only one land remains to be conquered. The richest and most powerful realm of the Denova Set - Penraven.
The Valisar rulers face certain death, for the savage tyrant Loethar covets what they alone possess: the fabled Valisar Enchantment, an irresistible power to coerce. The last hope of the besieged kingdom escapes in the company of a single warrior. The future of Penraven now rests on the shoulders of this young Valisar royal, but he must survive brutality and treachery in order to unravel the mystery of his heritage.
'The action is crisp and surprisingly brutal ... fans of McIntosh (and there are plenty) will not be disappointed' - Bookseller + Publisher
'McIntosh keeps up the pace from page one and it ends with sufficient resolution to please, but enough tantalisation for you to buy the next book ... it embodies all of McIntosh's stylishness' - The West Australian