Version: Unabridged
Author: Ian Irvine
Narrator: Grant Cartwright
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction & Literature, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Published In: March 2013
# of Units: 19 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Magery is failing, the war has been lost and Hightspall has fallen. The Cythonian enemy, led by their reincarnated sorcerer-king, Lyf, are determined to wipe it off the map and build their ancient realm of Cythe anew. Rix, now known as Deadhand, was once heir to the greatest fortune in all Hightspall. Now he's disgraced, dispossessed and is running for his life. Rix is determined to redeem himself and save his beloved country, but an obsession with his brutal ancestor Axil Grandys, the legendary founder of Hightspall, is leading him on a one-way path to catastrophe. Tali, an escaped slave who bears the master pearl within her, is held captive by the embittered chancellor of Hightspall so he can rob her of her healing blood. But when she discovers that her enslaved people face genocide at the hands of the enemy, Tali conceives a desperate, impossible plan. To sneak into the enemy's underground city of Cython, the most heavily guarded place in all the land, rouse the slaves to rebellion and use her master pearl to attack the enemy from within.But before she can hope to save her people, Tali has to confront her own darkest fear ? a return to slavery.

Author Details

Author Details

Irvine, Ian

Ian Irvine, a marine scientist who has developed some of Australia's national guidelines for protection of the marine environment, has also written 27 novels. These include the internationally bestselling Three Worlds fantasy sequence (The View from the Mirror, The Well of Echoes and Song of the Tears), which has sold over a million copies, a trilogy of thrillers set in a world undergoing catastrophic climate change, Human Rites, and 12 books for younger readers, the latest being the humorous fantasy quartet, Grim and Grimmer. Ian is currently working on the third book of The Tainted Realm, Justice.