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Springtime in Styria. And that means war.

There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer's taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die.

Her allies include Styria's least reliable drunkard, Styria's most treacherous poisoner, a mass-murderer obsessed with numbers and a Northman who just wants to do the right thing. Her enemies number the better half of the nation. And that's all before the most dangerous man in the world is dispatched to hunt her down and finish the job Duke Orso started...

Springtime in Styria. And that means revenge.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
June 1

Customer Reviews

tbone09999 ,


awsome crombie

Bazatronix ,

amazing read

This is the second time i have read this book and it was better than the first. Great characters and really compelling story line, couldn't put it down. All his others are brilliant too.

NeilSinclair ,

Best new author for a while

I read one of Joe's books over Christmas and was hooked, I have now read them all. I am waiting with anticipation for his new one "Heroes". This guys style, character portrayal and credibility are second to none, enjoyable and engrossing read. not many out there right now that I am waiting for new material from.

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