In the aftermath of revolution, King Kalak of Tyr is dead, and all eyes fall on the lucrative iron mines of his once mighty city-state. Merchant houses scramble to seize what scraps they can while King Hamanu of Urik, the Lion of the Desert, rallies his armies to crush the Tyr rebellion. As the tyrannical specter of Hamanu’s war machine looms on the horizon, the hope of the rebellion seems lost.
But fate chooses unlikely heroes. The gladiator Loren, pressed into service by a corrupt prince; Alaeda Stel, who isn’t above exploiting the chaos of Tyr’s insurrection for her own gain; a common thief named Melech; and Korvack, a disgraced templar. These are freedom’s best hope to overcome the greed and lust that blossoms in the hothouse of revolution.
305 Seiten. 2011.