Release Date: 04/11/10
In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a homeless man who glows like a living sun to her strange sight. However, this act of kindness is to engulf Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. Oree's peculiar guest is at the heart of it, his presence putting her in mortal danger - but is it him the killers want, or Oree? And is the earthly power of the Arameri king their ultimate goal, or have they set their sights on the Lord of Night himself?
Readers may well remember our review of the authors first title, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. This title builds upon the success of the first and whilst a lot of the groundwork was already laid down for the reader to understand the world and how it functions, this title continues to educate as well as expand the reality for the viewer.
Back this up with almost human gods with precarious tempers and choices as well as a great overall arc and the author really does do the world justice. Finally, if you’ve not read the original you probably won’t get everything out of this title as many of the readers will as this Young Adult/Adult Fantasy really does have something for everyone from a great sense of pace to deliciously delightful conflict and dialogue. Great stuff.