Available for the first time in the U.S., this is the story of sworn enemies who must band together and fight as one to survive the inhospitable climate and a terrifying foe. Can their hatred for their mutual enemy overcome their distrust of each other?
From the Publisher:
As the Riftwar tears Midkemia apart, enemies trapped in the frozen Northlands must trust each other to stay alive...
In the sprawling, embattled land of Midkemia, fate can form strange alliances. Nine years into the bloody and ongoing Riftwar, Dennis Hartraft's Marauders are cold, hungry, and exhausted. Having only just survived a disastrous encounter with their sworn enemy, the Tsurani, the soldiers are headed for a frontier garrison, where they will be able to rest and recover. But Hartraft's company arrives at the same time as a Tsurani patrol, and both sides discover the stronghold overrun by a migrating horde of dark elves called moredhel, a foe so deadly and vicious the bitter enemies must band together and fight as one.
But can their hatred for their mutual enemy overcome their distrust of each other? As the two groups, bound to each other by their common foe, make their way across the unknown Northlands to freedom, they have to struggle with not only the elements and the enemy, but also their consciences. For, with both sides carrying painful scars from past wars, each man must ask himself what is more important: one's life or one's honor?
About the Author:
Raymond E. Feist's previous novels include the first two books of Conclave of Shadows, Talon of the Silver Hawk and King of Foxes, Magician, Silverthorn, Faerie Tale, Prince of the Blood and The King's Buccaneer; as well as the four books of his New York Times bestselling Serpentwar Saga: Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King and Shards of a Broken Crown; and the three books of his Riftwar Legacy.
William R. Forstchen, author of several dozen books in the fields of science fiction, history, and historical fiction, resides in western North Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University and is a professor of history at Montreat College. His works include the coauthored, New York Times bestselling series Gettysburg, written with Newt Gingrich, the Lost Regiment series, and the award-winning We Look Like Men of War.