"I can command storms, summon fire, and unmake stone. Animals have nothing interesting to say, and no one can see the future because it has not been written," growled Balfruss. "It's dangerous to meddle with things you don't understand." When you fight magic with magic, nothing is certain. Balfruss is a battlemage, one of a vanishing breed, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises him.
"I hung on every word. . ."
Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its restless dead attack every night, begging the living to join them beyond the grave. Three survivors will fight to save the city. Tammy, whose investigation could rescue Voechenka from its grisly fate. Zannah, who must pay penance for her war crimes. And Balfruss: scholar, traveller and battlemage.
The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever.... Byrne is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders. Fray's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father, years before. Choss is a champion fighter, trying to diffuse a war in the underworld. Katja is a spy from a foreign land, attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties. Watchmen and spies, assassins and criminals will clash on the streets in this magic-fuelled adventure from the author of Battlemage.
The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever. Byrne is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders in which the corpse was drained entirely of life. Fray's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father years before. Choss is a champion fighter trying to defuse a war in the underworld that threatens to turn the streets red with rivers of blood.
Balfruss is a battlemage, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises his kind. Vargus is a common soldier - while mages shoot lightning from the walls of the city, he's down in the front lines getting blood on his blade.
"It's Good But Why Should I Care....."
Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its dead now walk the city at night, attacking survivors, calling their names and begging the living to join them beyond the grave. Tammy is a watchman sent to the city to investigate, so the ruling powers can decide whether to help Voechenka or leave it to its grisly fate. Zannah is a pariah in Voechenka - making up for her people's war crimes by protecting refugees who fear her far more than they fear their unearthly attackers.
Der Auftakt zu einer epischen Trilogie um die letzten Kriegsmagier steht in bester Tradition der grimmigen, heroischen Fantasy! Das Reich steht am Rande der Vernichtung und wird nur durch eine Handvoll Krieger vor einer Bedrohung aus Wahnsinn und Machtbesessenheit geschützt. Battlemages - Kriegsmagier - sind selten geworden, und ein Heer, das nur als Speerfutter dient, steht ihnen gegen einen übermächtigen Feind zur Seite.