BOOK TWO: SHADOWS OF THE APT
The Empire's armies are on the march, and first to feel their power will be the city of Tark, which is even now preparing for siege. Will its mighty walls weather the storm? Or will they fall to numbers and weaponry such as the Lowlands have never seen.
Meanwhile, the Empire's secret service has decided that veteran spymaster Stenwold Maker is too dangerous to live. An assassin is despatched, not only to eliminate Stenwold himself, but to bring about the destruction of his beloved city of Collegium.
While the Empire's troops are laying waste to all in their way, the young Emperor himself is treading a different path. His thoughts are of more than mere conquest, and if he attains his goal he will precipitate a reign of blood that will last a thousand years.
Praise for Shadows of the Apt
'Full of colourful drama and non-stop action . . . Dragonfly Falling brilliantly continues the Shadows of the Apt epic fantasy series' Fantasy Book Critic
'Reminiscent of much that's gone before from the likes of Gemmel, Erikson, Sanderson, and Cook but with its own unique and clever touch. . . Terrific' Sci-Fi-London