It began with a Mistwraith that smothered all the world in fog and dampness, followed by a war that upended order and overthrew the rule of the High Kings. Now, two rival brothers must unite to clear the skies of the deadly Mistwraith if their world is to survive. Advertising in Locus.
Embittered over the destruction of his fleet, Lysaer, Prince of Light, swears to capture the Master of Shadow, Arithon, who desperately works to launch a single vessel before his is overthrown. Reprint.
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It is a time of intrigue, fanaticism and rampaging armies. Through clever manipulation of events at the hands of Lysaer, Arithon's very name has become anathema. Now the volatile hatreds that spearheaded the campaign have overtaken all reason.
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The schism began with two half-brothers empowered to subdue a Mistwraith. In revenge it cursed them a life of perpetual conflict. Each believes absolutely in his cause, and loathes the other for opposing it... Lysaer, Prince of the Light - a charismatic leader sworn to set humanity free from sorcerous oppression. He claims divine power to safeguard his people from an enemy he is convinced will destroy them. Arithon, Master of Shadow - a trained mage who wishes for nothing but to defuse war, and search out the vanished old races who hold the key to restore the world's shattered peace. When Koriani enchantresses join forces with Lysaer, new intrigues upset Arithon's hard-won autonomy. Faction is set against faction, heart against heart, and the scene is set for an explosive recurrence of war. The curse of the Mistwraith echoes eternal...