In a city known for darkness, the underworld trembles at the rise of the Sun... He is known as the Muzien the Darkhand, and a night of fire and blood heralds his arrival to the beleaguered city of Veldaren. With him comes the might of the Sun Guild, its thieves and smugglers eager to spread their criminal empire to the east.
Left blind and vulnerable after her attack by the Widow, Alyssa Gemcroft struggles to hold together the remnants of the Trifect as the Sun Guild's arrival threatens to shatter whatever future her son might have left.
Veldaren's only hope is in the Watcher, but Haern is no longer there. He travels west with his father, Thren Felhorn, whose own thief guild has been crushed by the might of the encroaching Sun Guild. Their destination: the Stronghold, an ancient bastion of the dark paladins of Karak.
Together, Haern hopes to discover a shred of something good within his father. But as much as Haern tries to change his father, will it be his father who ends up changing him?
Killer or saviour; the line can no longer remain blurred.
Best-selling fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power.