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 diffuse a war in the underworld that threatens to turn the streets red with rivers of blood.
KATJA is a spy from a foreign land, attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties and destroy the fragile peace in the city for ever.
Watchmen and spies, assassins and criminals will clash on the streets in this magic-fuelled adventure from the author of Battlemage.
About the Author
Stephen Aryan was born in 1977 and was raised by the sea in northeast England. A keen podcaster, lapsed gamer and budding archer, when not extolling the virtues of Babylon 5, he can be found drinking real ale and reading comics.
He lives in a village in Yorkshire with his partner and two cats.
"This is epic fantasy for readers who appreciate extra helpings of carnage with their backstabbing."
—Publishers Weekly on Battlemage
"Stephen Aryan puts the epic into Epic Fantasy. This is a ground-shaking debut, full of fiery promise."
—DenPatrick, author of The Boy with the Porcelain Blade on Battlemage
"A vivid and rousing adventure with the kind of magic that punches you right in the face." —JenWilliams, author of The Copper Promise on Battlemage
"Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the melee. Read. This. Book." —TaranMatharu, author of the Summoner series on Battlemage