Stands A Shadow

Stands A Shadow

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Ash, disguised as a Mannian soldier, makes his way into Bar-Khos and vows to take his revenge upon the Hoy Matriarch of Mann, whose forces are besieging the city in their invasion of the Free Ports.

McMillan Palgrave

A quest for vengeance takes a master assassin into the heart of a conflict between two warring nations in this stunning epic fantasy adventure

In Farlander, the first book of the Heart of the World series, readers met Ash, an aging master assassin of the famed order of Roshun, and his apprentice Nico, a boy who always managed to be in the wrong place at the right time. Ash and Nico were sent on a suicidal mission to fulfill a contract against the favored son of the Holy Matriarch, the ruler of Mann. The assassination of the Matriarch's son maintained the honor and reputation of the Roshun, but further destabilized a nation already beset by strife. For Ash, fulfilling the contract came at an enormous personal cost.

Now in Stands a Shadow, driven by grief and anger, Ash embarks on a journey that takes him through the Free Ports and toward the embattled city of Bar-Khos. He arrives at the city as the Holy Matriarch of Mann orders her forces to breach the walls of Bar-Khos and bring it under her control. Renouncing the ways of the Roshun, Ash disguises himself among the Mannian soldiers, determined to go to any lengths to have his revenge against the Matriarch.…

Publisher: New York : Tor Fantasy, 2012, c2011
Edition: 1st U.S. mass market ed
ISBN: 9780765366610
Branch Call Number: BUC
Characteristics: 466 p. : map ; 18 cm


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Aug 22, 2012

I wanted to like this book, but I just couldn't get into it. The story is interesting, but it jumps around between characters a lot.

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