The thrilling conclusion to the Hythrun Chronicles. Marla Wolfblade is still reeling from the loss of her two closest confidants. Blaming their death on Alija Eaglespike, High Arrion of the Sorcerers' Collective, her plans for revenge are disrupted when she discovers she has an even more dangerous adversary... a professional assassin.On the border, Fardohyna has massed its troops for an invasion, and Marla's eldest son, Damin Wolfblade, heir to the throne of Hythria, finds his ability to fight back is thwarted by tradition, politics and the foolishness of the High Prince. Back in Krakandar, Mahkas Damaran awaits news of the battle and has sealed the city against Damin's return. With the city on the brink of starvation, it seems only theft on an unprecedented scale can free Krakandar from Mahkas's madness and tyranny ... and destory Hythria's web of secrets and lies.Praise for Jennifer Fallon'in a word: captivating' Herald Sun on Wolfblade'an outstanding fantasy read' AussieReviews on Wolfblade'sparkling high fantasy' Kirkus Reivews on Medalon
In Fallon's intricately plotted final novel in the Wolfblade trilogy (after Wolfblade and Warrior), Marla Wolfblade's wily offspring take top billing. Marla has taught her large brood the cutthroat tactics it takes to keep and wield power. Now that they have reached adulthood, Marla has loosened her grip like a falconer unleashing a bird for the kill. At 25 years old, Damin Wolfblade, who has always known he would one day be Warlord of Krakendar Province, is anxious to take up his position as Warlord and heir to the Throne of Hythria. First, however, he must repel an invasion force from Fardohnya that's three times the size of any force he can muster, and he must tackle the politically turbulent problem of keeping the Warlord positions of Hythria's provinces filled with Wolfblade allies. With cold-blooded maneuverings that include murder, torture and thievery on an awe-inspiring scale, Fallon has brought this segment of the Hythrun Chronicles to a close with a grand flourish.