BOOK FOUR: SHADOWS OF THE APT
The dangerous magical artefact, the Shadow Box has fallen into enemy hands and the Emperor believes will grant him immortality allowing him a reign of terror to last into perpetuity. Should he succeed then all hope is gone . . .
As his armies head towards a final confrontation, the spymaster Stenwold desperately plans with his allies how to stop the seemingly inevitable destruction of his city, Collegium.
The answer may lay with another. Tisamon the Weaponsmaster is faced with a terrible choice: a path that would mean abandoning his friends and his daughter. Yet it might bring him before the Emperor with a blade in his hand.
Praise for Shadows of the Apt
'Salute the Dark fulfils the promise of the Apt series . . . An A++ based on my three reads of the book so far' FantasyBookCritic blog
'Intense fighting scenes, finely tuned politicking and a few genuine surprises effortlessly coalesce to generate a spectacular instalment' TheTruthAboutBooks.com