"There are so many that will go to sadistic and brutal lengths
for even more
recognition and power."
A Leopard in the Mist
It is not a peaceful time in the kingdom... especially when an old enemy returns from the past.
The clans have won the battle, but the emperor seeks to win the war. So when the clan leader goes to the Imperial Palace in Ataxata to sign a peace treaty, tensions run very high. Unfortunately, the clan's fears are heightened when Namir fails to return, and his escort is washed up dead.
Now the clans will come together from far and wide to enlist the help of hidden deities, forgotten tribes and ancient civilisations; with one sole purpose—to find the chieftain and save the future of his kingdom.
And one thing is certain—there will be blood!
'It's not until you're broken that you discover what's worth fighting for.'
'On the other side of the world, some ten thousand miles away, a lone man sat in a small tavern, at a candlelit table, surrounded by darkness and drunken strangers. Golden streaks of tangled limp hair reached his shoulders while a heavy woollen cloak hung almost to the ground - covering a torn grey shirt and tired worn breeches. A paralytic lout on the street had lost his shoes to him, plus a handful of loose change. Under the growth of a few days stubble a handsome face was etched, though some would argue it didn't exist at all. The saturated straw didn't bother him either as he supped on his ale, and he barely noticed the pungent aroma of body odour and stale beer. Outside, was a maze of twisting alleyways and hidden corners - best to keep away from those places, people would tell him - but he wasn't scared of those places, nothing scared him anymore.'
With stories as perennial and universally beloved as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of The Rings - but also unlike anything but themselves - this book is perfect for those new to The Kingdom of Durundal series, as well as those who are well-acquainted with its enchanting magic: for to know The Kingdom of Durundal is to love it.