Author(s): Ian Irvine
The once beautiful land of Hightspall is being carved up by warring armies led by figures from out of legend. One army is headed by the charismatic brute, Axil Grandys, and the other by Lyf, resurrected sorcerer-king and Axil's ancient nemesis. Only the escaped slave Tali and her unreliable magic stand in their way but Tali's gift grows more painful every time she uses it. As the armies converge on the fateful peak of Touchstone, Tali and her ally Rix must find a way to overcome Lyf and prevent Axil from using the Three Spells that will destroy Hightspall forever.
'A compelling tale of vengeance, loyalty, and the search for a place in the world.' [Starred review, Library Journal (USA)]'Incredibly exciting. The end will have you eagerly anticipating the next book.' [Good Reading]'He knows how to spin an epic yarn and tell it with real gusto ... ambitious in scope and tirelessly action-stuffed.' [SFX]
Ian Irvine is a marine scientist and fantasy writer who has written twenty-six novels. His three fantasy series, The View From the Mirror, The Well of Echoes and Song of Tears, are international bestsellers. He has also written a near-future eco-thriller trilogy about catastrophic climate change, Human Rites, recently republished in an updated edition, plus eleven novels for children in the Runcible Jones, Sorcerer's Tower and Grim and Grimmer series.