Concluding the acclaimed High Fantasy saga that she began with Fortress in the Eye of Time, C.J. Cherryh resolves the destinies of two friends, sovereign and sorcerer, as they scale new heights of intrigue and adventure to save their world.
Tristen is a weapon in an ancient war of magic. A summoning and a shaping, brought to life by the wizard Mauryl, Tristen has just seen his first winter, though he has the shape and the memory of a young man.
Tristen's Sword is a weapon as well. Its keen blade, marked Illusion on one side and Truth on the other helped the young king Cefwyn secure the throne of Ylesuin. Now Tristen must again take up the sword, and the Sihhe magic he has forsworn. For he is Destiny's own, created a combatant in a far older and more fearsome conflict than any ever imagined by mere mortal man.
Following her acclaimed Fortress in the Eye of Time, Fortress of Eagles and Fortress of Owls, C.J. Cherryh's newest High Fantasy triumph concludes her soaring tale of the primordial struggle between darkness and light. Set in a world as rich with wonder, as plagued by violence, and for those with eyes to see, far more real than our own, these novels are an unforgettable experience.