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Publisher Description

The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever.
BYRNE is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders in which the corpse was drained entirely of life.
FRAY's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father, years before.
CHOSS is a champion fighter, trying to diffuse a war in the underworld that threatens to turn the streets red with rivers of blood.
KATJA is a spy from a foreign land, attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties and destroy the fragile peace in the city for ever.
Watchmen and spies, assassins and criminals will clash on the streets in this magic-fuelled adventure from the author of Battlemage.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
April 12
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Rabindranath62 ,

Interesting and Well Written

Like the first book in this series this book can be read as a stand-alone. Although there are tie-ins and overlap, you don’t need to have read the previous book in order to enjoy this one. This book kept my attention throughout with numerous interesting plot lines. No warfare like the first book, but still plenty of action. Recommended.

Double.D ,

Left me cold

Somehow, not as compelling or good as Aryan's first book. The writing is fine but something is missing that the first had in spades. Couldn't get into it and felt no desire to finish. May try another read in a few months and will rewrite review if another try grabs me in a way the first did not.

Spencerbane ,


This book took everything that was good about the first book and threw it out the window. It removed most of the amazing and relatable characters and instead added generic cookie cutter characters that are just boring.

Instead of focusing on the characters that were introduced in the first book that people cared about, the author tries to add more and just clutters up everything.

Extremely disappointing.

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