BOOK THREE OF THE SHADE SAGA:
A band of western slave traders think they have struck gold when they pull a half-dead Dark Elf out of the swirling sands of the Great Waste. They shackle him with the long lines of other night mortals and ship him overseas. Little do they know that inside this Dark Elf's glowing yellow eyes lies the patient glimmer of a killer...
Yet the slavers are not the only ones with cause for fear. Shade embarks on his darkest journey yet. Dragged across the Sea of Mourning, the sea that always weeps, Shade learns the true meaning of suffering and humiliation. From dark twisted visions of evils older than time itself, to the overwhelming powers of gods and Elder Dragons, the most legendary assassin alive finds himself tossed around like a wave upon the raging seas.
Lashes in the darkness. Dangerous foes trying to settle old scores. Bloodthirsty sea creatures. Nightmares of diabolical shadow dragons. Powers of the highest planes. Will Shade at last reach his marks, the Slavelords of the Black Ring, or shall the sheer horrors and trials of the conquest be his undoing? Can Shade ever hope to overcome such godlike forces or is he just a worm wriggling in the dirt of his own mortality?