• by Liane Merciel
  • Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
  • 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the grim nation of Nidal, carefully chosen children are trained to practice dark magic, summoning forth creatures of horror and shadow for the greater glory of the midnight lord. Isiem is one such student, a promising young shadowcaster whose budding powers are the envy of his peers. Upon coming of age, he's dispatched on a diplomatic mission to the mountains of the Devil's Perch where he's meant to assist the armies of devil-worshiping Cheliax in clearing out a tribe of monstrous winged humanoids. Yet as the body count rises and Isiem comes face to face with the people he's exterminating, lines begin to blur, and the shadowcaster must ask himself who the real monsters are.
From Liane Merciel, critically acclaimed author of The River King's Road and Heaven's Needle, comes a fantastical tale of darkness and redemption set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.


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I found the writing to be Engaging, that is I felt that I was there and participating in the story
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- david

Tired story

I really appreciated and enjoyed the story (dark, detailed, and intriguing) until it became that dances with the wolves, fern gully, pocahontas avatar story. I did appreciate how it did differ from those mentioned stories by avoid a romantic interest and focusing on character development, but not enough to get over how tired that repeated plot is.
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- Jordan V. Fenty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios