Moose, Alex, and Gwynn face deadly danger in the caves beneath the forest while Cassandra learns about the humans who once lived with elves in this third installment of Inferno. Soon, the bounty hunter and the thief find themselves in the presence of the mad drow king.
In the world of Inferno, each new moon renews Earth's hunger for human sacrifices. The Order of Pure and Cleansing Inferno, revered for protecting the people's way of life, delivers a chosen few to the flames during the monthly Ritual. Rare indeed is the individual who questions the need for it all, but Cassandra has never behaved according to expectations. Now, she faces a difficult choice as she wrestles with the revelation of who the humans that came to Homestead must have been. Will the heroes find the strength to trust each other with the truth, or will secrets and lies tear the four apart?
The Inferno series balances action worthy of any dungeon-crawling adventure with character-driven stories that wouldn't be out of place in a Chris Claremont or Joss Whedon script. In the tradition of the very best science fiction and fantasy, it explores themes of personal identity, order and chaos, the structure of society, and the meaning of family. If you enjoy the work of writers like Ursula K. Le Guin, Terry Goodkind, or Philip Pullman, this series is for you.