By J. V. Jones
The lengthy evening has began. The Endlords and their darkish military of Unmade arrange to unharness untold destruction upon the area. each Sull warrior needs to breakthrough and struggle, or threat the North falling into everlasting darkness. Key to mankind's survival is the sacred warrior Ash March. yet for Ash to grasp her precise power as a succeed in, and develop into the Sull's maximum weapon, she needs to preserve herself secure because the perils that encompass her multiply. Raif Sevrance has an both perilous activity. The exile needs to shuttle to the barren wastes of the crimson Glaciers and recuperate the mythical sword named Loss. For Sull legend decrees that he who wields the Sword from purple Ice will convey terror to their enemies. yet fulfilment of those ambitions could but come too overdue. within the distant reaches of the sour Hills, the Endlords' minions have made a cataclysmic discovery: a crack within the Blindwall, an historical and unguarded passage prime at once into the nation-states of fellows.
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A Sword from Red Ice: (Sword of Shadows, Book 3) by J. V. Jones