In the frozen northlands of the embattled realm of Midkemia, fate can form strange alliances.
It is nine long, bloody years into the ongoing Riftwar that is tearing Midkemia asunder. Having survived a disastrous encounter with their sworn enemy, the Tsurani, Dennis Hartraft's cold, hungry, and exhausted Marauders arrive at a frontier garrison—at the same time as a Tsurani patrol. But a more devastating threat resides within the stronghold: moredhel, a migrating horde of dark elves so deadly and vicious that the only hope for survival is if bitter enemies band together and fight as one.
Now two hostile groups must make their way to freedom, facing a common foe, braving the merciless elements, and haunted by the voice of conscience demanding, "what is more important, a man's life . . . or his honor?"
About the Author
Raymond E. Feist is the multiple New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of thirty previous books all but one of which are Riftwar Cycle novels. He lives in San Diego.
William R. Forstchen is the author of the "New York Times "bestseller "One Second After" and "We Look Like Men of War", among numerous other books in diverse subjects ranging from history to science fiction. He has co-authored several books with Newt Gingrich, including "Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War", "Pearl Harbor", "Days of Infamy", "To Try Men s Souls" and "Valley Forge". Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in History from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. He is currently a Faculty Fellow and Professor of History at Montreat College, near Asheville North Carolina. He is a pilot and flies an original WWII recon "warbird." He resides near Asheville with his daughter Meghan.
“[A] compelling and profoundly moving tale… an invaluable addition to a beloved canon.”