"The wind sawed across the empty battlements, yowling like a thousand condemned souls crying for mercy."
"It is a time of darkness, dread, and ultimate testing for the realm of
Osten Ard, for the wild magic and terrifying minions of the undead Sithi
ruler, Ineluki the Storm King, are spreading their seemingly
undefeatable evil across the kingdom. With the very land blighted by the
power of Ineluki's wrath, the tattered remnants of a once-proud human
army flee in search of a last sanctuary and rallying point - the Stone of
Farewell, a place shrouded in mystery and ancient sorrow.
And even as
Prince Josua seeks to rally his scattered forces, Simon and the
surviving members of the League of the Scroll are desperately struggling
to fulfill missions which will take them from the fallen citadels of
humans to the hidden mountain caves of the Qanuc trolls - across
storm-tormented waters to discover the truth behind an almost-forgotten
legend - to the secret heartland of the Sithi, where the near-immortals
must at last decide whether to ally with the race of men in a final war
against those of their own blood. . . ." -- from the back cover
I read the previous book, The Dragonbone Chair years ago, so I was glad to read the recap before reading on. There were times when the plot jumped around and I had trouble keeping track, but overall I liked this book and I look forward to reading the final book, To the Green Tower.
Date read: 5/20/2013
Book #: 10
Series: Memory, Sorrow, Thorn #2
Publisher: DAW Books
# of pages: 727
Binding: Mass Market Paperback