Princess Skara has seen all she loved turned to ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade.
ONLY HALF A WAR IS FOUGHT WITH SWORDS.
The deep-cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king's minister. But now he faces the greatest army since the elves made war on God.
SOMETIMES ONE MUST FIGHT EVIL WITH EVIL
Some - like Thorn, Bathu and the sword-bearer Raith - are born to fight, perhaps to die. Others - like Brand the smith and Koll the wood-carver - would rather stand in the light.
But when Mother War spreads her iron wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness...