cover art by Duane Myers
From the Back Cover:
Anne Bishop, bestselling author of The Black Jewels Trilogy, blends "the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, mesmerizing magic, lush sensuality, and exciting action, [in a] world of cultures in conflict.(SF Site). Here, in the conclusion to the Tir Alainn Trilogy, that world will be tested in an epic war..."
It began as a witch-hunt. But the Master Inquisitor's plans to eliminate all traces of female power in the world have expanded to crushing the Sylvalan barons who oppose him--and to destroying the wellspring of magic in the Mother's Hills.
Faced with this evil, humans, witches, and the Fae become uneasy allies. But even together, they aren't strong enough to stand against the armies that Inquisitors are gathering. So they look for help from their last possible ally. The House of Gaian. The reclusive witches who rule the Mother's Hills. The witches powerful enough to create a world--or to destroy one...
And the witches' long-held creed of "Do No Harm" is about to give way to a more important one: Survive.
"Entertaining otherworlds fantasy adventure. Fresh and interesting." --Science Fiction Chronicle
"Plenty of thrills, faerie magic, human nastiness, and romance."--Locus
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