Peter Octavian's powerful sorcery guards his world against evil. Now he must go on a perilous journey to save those condemned to a fate worse than death itself…When Octavian called upon Gaea to rid the Earth of demons, her magic banished not only the demons but also the Shadows—vampires who had foresworn evil and fought alongside him, some for many years. Together with two unlikely companions—a wise-cracking goblin with the ability to walk the paths between worlds, and a demon changeling struggling to come to terms with what he is—Octavian sets out on what seems to be an impossible mission: to free his friends from Hell. There he finds some unexpected figures from his past—and an enemy of his own making, driven by an implacable hatred, whose power is equal to his own and whose quest for vengeance is personal.
About the Author
Christopher Golden is the award-winning author of many bestselling books including Waking Nightmares, Of Saints and Shadows, Of Masques and Martyrs, and The Myth Hunters. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Soulless and Poison Ink, and he is the editor of The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology, published by St. Martin’s Press. His novels have been published in fourteen languages. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he continues to live with his family.