Plagued by false friends and the weight of a world´s expectations, Nish must flee his father, the corrupt God-Emperor. But until he ends his father´s rule, he will know no peace. Nish´s reluctant allies include Maelys, who beliewve he betrayed her family, and former scrutator Xervish Flydd, now stripped of power.
The group´s fragile partnership must survive a hunt for a hidden tower in an arctic wilderness. Then they must convince the dread Numinator, despiser of humanity, to give them aid. But what of the different futures shown in the Pit of Possibilities? Can they, and should they, trust its portents? They have nothing to lose but their hope - a frail weapon in a war upon a god.
AUTHOR: Ian Irvine