Garrisoned by the Nine Houses of the Derai, the towering mountain range called the Wall of Night is all that separates the people of Haarth from the terrible Darkswarm.
Five years have passed since the Wall was breached and the Keep of Winds nearly overrun. Five years since the Heir of Night, Malian, and her friend and ally Kalan went missing in the wild lands of Jaransor.
Now, in Haarth's diverse southern realms, events are moving. From the wealthy River city of Ij to the isolated Emerian outpost of Normarch, rumors of dark forces and darker magics are growing. As the great Midsummer tournament at Caer Argent approaches, Haarth will have one opportunity to band together against an enemy in which few believe . . . or be lost forever.
The characters are well developed and the story line is complex and riveting.
Jehane Mor and Tarathan of Ar are the Heralds thought to have helped Malian and Kalen flee The Wall of Night into one of the lands of Haarth.
Helen Lowe is one of these good authors, because her books are highly enjoyable and entertaining reading experiences.
Enjoyed the second book, not as good as the first. Have pre booked third book out next May as I have enjoyed the series so far and will definitely read the last one.Published 3 months ago by Anne Brannelly
Massive undertaking. Lots of characters and threads to follow but totally worth it. Can't wait for the third book. On the darker side of fantasy and exceptionally written.Published 10 months ago by Closet Loser
I enjoyed the second book in the series almost as much as the first one.
My only complaint is that there was absolutely no forshadowing and it a total mystery (to me at least)... Read more
I cannot wait for the 3rd book to come out!Lowe creates a magical world with a dynamic plot and a complex heroine!Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
First book was a little light for me,like the Hobbit,maybe aimed at a younger audience,like the Hobbit.But this book had such scope and depth,kept me guessing for ages. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Alan Caughley
A thoroughly captivating book. Well done follow up to the first installment and I'm eagerly awaiting book three! Is there a date for that?Published 13 months ago by Stanley Lines
I was very pleased with this book after reading the 1st book of the series, The Heir of Night. The story just keeps getting richer and more interesting and I am anxiously awaiting... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Katia Esposito
This book takes you into a world of magic and adventure. Following the adventures of the Heir of Night has made me want to cry for her, feel her fear, laugh when she's happy. Read morePublished 16 months ago by portsbabe
Original with several twists I did not expect. I enjoyed the first in the series but this one is broader in scope and it pulled me into the story more. Read morePublished 16 months ago by a reader