There is no war in the northlands, just annihilation. Either the dragons will destroy this world or Queen Beulah will raze it to the ground.
The fifth title in the bestselling Inspector McLean series from James Oswald, for the first time in hardback.
As the ancient spell that split Gwlad begins to unravel, unlikely alliances form. The old order is crumbling – what will happen when the barrier between the two worlds finally falls?
As Queen Beulah despatches Inquisitor Melyn to the land of her enemies to bring about war, so Benfro struggles to resist the powers of the long-dead Dragon Mage, Magog.
Fleeing the vengeful Inquisitor Melyn, Sir Benfro is drawn to the last resting place of a great dragon of legend, Magog, deep in the ancient forest. Through Magog's spirit, Benfro discovers the true nature of his forebears - a history of unimaginable power and mystery over mankind. But with this knowledge comes terrible danger.
In a small village, miles from the great cities of the Twin Kingdoms, a young boy called Errol tries to find his way in the world. He's an outsider - he looks different from other children and has never known his father. No one, not himself even has any knowledge of his true lineage.
A family lies slaughtered in an isolated house in North East Fife . . .
A young man is found hanging by a rope in his Edinburgh home. A simple, sad suicide, yet Detective Inspector Tony McLean is puzzled by the curious suicide note. A second hanged man and another strange note hint at a sinister pattern.
Every year for ten years, a young woman's body was found in Edinburgh at Christmas time: naked, throat slit, body washed clean.
The first title in the exciting new Detective Inspector McLean series. A gripping crime thriller set in Edinburgh.