Retired villain Corvis Rebaine must become the Terror once again to stop an evil impostor in this “thoroughly entertaining” sequel to The Conqueror’s Shadow (Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review).
In the land of Imphallion, one legend is remembered with horror—the Terror of the East. Once he came to conquer it. Then to save it. And both times, he vanished without a trace.
Removing his dark armor to return to his humble life, Corvis Rebaine has nothing but memories left. Like the memory of his beloved wife and children fleeing from him in horror when they learned of his terrible legacy. Rebaine wants no more of war. But what Rebaine wants no longer matters. Because the Terror has returned . . . without him.
A merciless killer seemingly clad in the Terror’s armor is sweeping across the land, slaughtering all in his path. And worse, an old enemy has returned to claim revenge, aided by a woman whose soul is consumed with hatred towards Rebaine—his own daughter.
Now Rebaine must again wear the dreaded dark armor if he is going to save Imphallion, as well as all he holds dear, from a terrifying impostor. But after so much war, and so much pain, can he summon the strength to truly become the Terror once more?
“The sequel to The Conqueror’s Shadow fills a vital niche in the fantasy adventurer genre, one occupied by the heroes of Michael Moorcock’s Elric Melniboné novels and C.S. Friedman’s Coldfire Trilogy.” —Library Journal