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Dissolute nobles, master spies, and the unlikeliest of heroes, Alec and Seregil have survived exile, treachery, and black magic. But the road that lies ahead is the most hazardous theyve ever traveled. For with enemies on all sides, they must walk a narrow path between good and evil where one misstep might be their last.
Having escaped death and slavery in Plenimar, Alec and Seregil want nothing more than to go back to their nightrunning life in Rhminee. Instead they find themselves saddled with Sebrahn, a strange, alchemically created creaturethe prophesied child of no woman. Its moon-white skin and frightening powers make Sebrahn a danger to all whom Alec and Seregil come into contact with, leaving them no choice but to learn more about Sebrahns true nature.With the help of trusted friends and Seregils clan, the duo set out to discover the truth about this living homunculusa journey that can lead only to danger or death. For Seregils old nemesis Ulan Sathil of Virsse and Alecs own long-lost kin are after them, intent on possessing both Alec and Sebrahn. On the run and hunted, Alec and his comrades must fight against time to accomplish their most personal mission ever.
BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Lynn Flewelling.
A Note From Author Lynn Flewelling
Dear Listeners,
It's been brought to my attention that there is some confusion over the noticeable difference in some of the pronunciations between the first three books of this series, and the last two. The reason for this is quite simple. For Shadows Return and The White Road, I had the pleasure of talking in considerable detail with narrator Adam Danoff. So the differences from the first three books may be a bit jarring at first, but what you will hear in Shadows Return and The White Road are the proper pronunciations of names and things, as the author intended. I'm delighted with these new interpretations, and I hope you will be, too. Happy listening!
Lynn Flewelling
©2010 Lynn Flewelling (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Bonnie on 11-18-12

I enjoy Flewelling

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This is the fifth book in the series, and I found it pretty good. The first 4 were exceptional.I found this story not as good as the others, but it did bring one part of the adventure to a conclusion. I am looking forward to the Sixth book, hoping that it will give more adventure like that in the first three books.

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5 out of 5 stars
By quilteragogo on 07-01-12

Great Story

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I enjoyed this book, it almost would stand alone, but I enjoyed the whole series and recommend it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By meh on 07-25-16

New narrator, familiar characters

Bit shorter than the last few but enjoyable nonetheless. I didn't find the changed pronunciations of names too jarring and am happy that the author has said that these are the correct ones.

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