A forgotten darkness imprisoned by the old gods. A sell-sword and a thief seeking release from their demons. The quest that will change them forever.
Aeryn Ravane is a haunted woman. A voice she believes to be her dead father’s tells her she can have her sanity back if she finds the legendary sword trapped deep in the heart of the Black Mountains. Desperate, she agrees to take on the curse guarding the sword.
Theo Weldon is an accomplished thief even at her young age. But her latest job, to steal the sword after Aeryn finds it may prove to be beyond her. She’d walk away from this job if her life didn’t depend on her succeeding.
When they stumble upon the dark secret hidden within the twisted labyrinth, however, Aeryn and Theo regret they ever heard of the sword. Faced with an unimaginable evil, Aeryn must master the powers of the sword before it destroys her and Theo, and the evil they unleashed destroys all of Cathell.
Fans of Michael J. Sullivan, Joe Abercrombie, and M.L. Spencer will love this dark epic tale. Note: This edition includes the series prequel and additional content.
Works in the Cathell Series
The Fall of Tynan Selvantyr
Into the Darkness / Into the Darkness: Special Edition
The Joy Thief
Shadowboxer (The Gathering Dark, Pt. 1)
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Great book! It's a fast-paced, full-bodied read from new author AM Rycroft. I finished it front to back in just a couple days. I totally recommend it for any fantasy fan or anyone looking for an immersive story with characters you want to follow forever. Can't wait for the next one!