From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist traveling to the dangerous east to paint the grand khalif at his requestâand possibly to do moreâand a fiercely intelligent, angry woman, posing as a doctorâs wife, but sent by Seressa as a spy.
The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the accomplished younger son of a merchant family, ambivalent about the life heâs been born to live. And farther east a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalifâto win glory in the war everyone knows is coming.
As these lives entwine, their fatesâand those of many othersâwill hang in the balance, when the khalif sends out his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world...
About: The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels The Last Light of the Sun, Sailing to Sarantium, and Lord of Emperors, Guy Gavriel Kay is back with a new book, set in a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe.
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