The gripping second novel in the beloved Quickening trilogy, following the bestselling Myrren's Gift, from one of Australia's favourite storytellers.
A tyrant's threat ... and a single hope
Wyl Thirsk has seen his best friend murdered and his sister imprisoned by King Celimus of Morgravia. Now the king has turned his attention to the neighbouring realm of Briavel - and the woman Wyl loves.
Wyl is desperate to return to Valentyna and prevent her marriage to Celimus, but fate has other plans. Trapped by a magical enchantment, Wyl must first track down the elusive Manwitch - the only person who can help him break the Quickening.
Praise for Fiona McIntosh:
'Fiona McIntosh is a seductress. I have not moved from the sofa for three days, beguiled by Myrren's Gift' Sydney Morning Herald
'Fans will welcome Australian author McIntosh's gripping first installment in her Quickening trilogy, a tale of the eternal struggle between good and evil filled with magic, blood and jealousy ... delightful and fast-moving story' Publishers Weekly
'Excellent' Bookseller & Publisher
'The fast pace, deft touches of humour and the characterisation are as strong as ever' Robin Hobb