A new Galasien novel, the eagerly awaited sequel to Cherryh's acclaimed Fortress of Eagles and Fortress in the Eye of Time.
A new high fantasy triumph continuing the amazing story of two friends, king and sorcerer, in an age of wizardry. The Galasien Books are a legend in the making, an epic saga of ancient magic and the power of destiny. In the conflict between the shadowy immortals Mauryl and Hasufin, Tristen the Shaping and his sword are both weapons: Tristen was made by Mauryl, and the sword, which frightens Tristen, is made for magic. Tristen has helped his friend Prince Cefwyn become King, and now he holds the stewardship of Amefel. But he will have to take up the sword and the ancient Sihhe magic he has forsworn, for he is destiny's own, a combatant whether he likes it or not in the fearsome conflict between darkness and light.