Seyonne is a man waiting to die. He has been a slave for sixteen years, almost half his life, and has lost everything of meaning to him: his dignity, the people and homeland he loves, and the Warden's power he used to defend an unsuspecting world from the ravages of demons. Seyonne has made peace with his fate. With strict self-discipline he forces himself to exist only in the present moment and to avoid the pain of hope or caring about anyone. But from the moment he is sold to the arrogant, careless Prince Aleksander, the heir to the Derzhi Empire, Seyonne's uneasy peace begins to crumble. And when he discovers a demon lurking in the Derzhi court, he must find hope and strength in a most unlikely place...
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Carol Berg is the national bestselling author of multiple fantasy novels, including Dust and Light, Breath and Bone, Flesh and Spirit, The Daemon Prism, The Soul Mirror, and The Spirit Lens. She is a former software engineer. She lives in Colorado with her family.Review:
Powerfully entertaining. -- Locus, August 2000
Superbly textured, splendidly characterized, this spellbinding tale provides myriad delights for the fantasy connoisseur. -- Romantic Times, September 2000
This well-written fantasy grabs the reader by the throat on page one and doesn't let go... Wonderful. -- Starburst Magazine, May 2001
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Book Description Orbit, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11184149075X