The concluding volume in the exciting new series, The Dragon Mage - and the eleventh in the bestselling Deverry Cycle.
Ancient hatreds, ancient wrongs - stronger than dwarven steel, their chains bind together Rhodry Maelwaedd, the mad beserker, and his blood-sworn enemy, Raena, shape-changer and prophet of a new goddess come into the world. Both have glimpsed the great secret of the dweomer, that each soul leads many lives. Neither understands what they have seen. They forged their chain of hatred during Deverry's civil wars, when they lived as Maddyn the bard and Lady Merodda, a dabbler in poisons and forbidden magicks. The evil that Merodda worked then claimed lives that Maddyn held dear. Not even the mighty dweomermaster Nevyn and his apprentice, Merodda's daughter Lili, could undo the harm she worked or prevent Maddyn from swearing a vengeance-vow that smouldered down the centuries.
Now Rhodry and Raena are to meet again in the northern borderlands, far from the settled kingdom of Deverry. It is here that the blood-feud threatens to destroy the peaceful city of Cerr Cawnen. The elven dwoemermaster Dallandra must summon every power and ally at her disposal to break the chains of their Wyrd and save thousands of innocent lives.