Quaeryt has not fully recovered from the battle of Ferravyl when he finds that Lord Bhayar has chosen him to lead history’s first Imager fighting force into the war against the hostile land of Bovaria, in retaliation against the Bovarians for their attempted annexation of western Telaryn. But Quaeryt has his own agenda for doing Bhayar’s bidding: to legitimize Imagers in the hearts and minds of all men, by showing their value not only as effective soldiers, but heroes, in one costly battle after another. Making matters worse, court and military intrigues pursue Quaeryt even to the front lines of the conflict, as his enemies continue to scheme against him.
A Tor Hardcover
January 22, 2013