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Sorcery, swordplay and dark necromancy combine in this stunning novel from the author of the bestselling Drenai saga.
As the Angostin battle hordes surge over the Southern Borders of the Highlands, the bandit Jarek Mace and his friend Odell, the magicker and bard, find themselves in a country in desperate need of heroes. The invaders have no respect for persons or places, stealing and laying waste everything in their path. Behind them evil sorcery is unleashed as a mad necromancer brings back to halflife the eons-dead Vampyre king.
Only Mace has the courage to stand up to the Angostins and the Undead, and soon he is hailed as a ﬁgure of myth, the legendary Morningstar come to save his people once more. But only one person knows of Mace’s past life as a thief and philanderer.
As the final climactic battle approaches and strange manifestations occur, Odell wonders which of the Maces will triumph: the self-serving thief or the saviour of his people, the Morningstar.