The incredible return to the New York Times bestselling world of the Night Angel, where master assassin Kylar Stern embarks on a new adventure as the High King Logan Gyre calls on him to save his kingdom and the hope of peace.
"Weeks has been showing other fantasy authors how it´s done for over fifteen years." -- Peter V. Brett, author of The Desert Prince
"Weeks is a giant of the genre." -- Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld
After the war that cost him so much, Kylar Stern is broken and alone. He´s determined not to kill again, but an impending amnesty will pardon the one murderer he can´t let walk free. He promises himself this is the last time. One last hit to tie up the loose ends of his old, lost life.
But Kylar´s best -- and maybe only -- friend, the High King Logan Gyre, needs him. To protect a fragile peace, Logan´s new kingdom, and the king´s twin sons, he needs Kylar to secure a powerful magical artifact that was unearthed during the war.
With rumors that a ka´kari may be found, adversaries both old and new are on the hunt. And if Kylar has learned anything, it´s that ancient magics are better left in the hands of those he can trust.
If he does the job right, he won´t need to kill at all. This isn´t an assassination -- it´s a heist.
But some jobs are too hard for an easy conscience, and some enemies are so powerful the only answer lies in the shadows.